Dunn (2003)

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Dunn, John. (2003) Locke: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.

Title Locke: A Very Short Introduction
Resource Type book
Author(s) John Dunn
Year 2003
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 0192803948


John Locke (1632-1704) one of the greatest English philosophers of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century, argued in his masterpiece, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, that our knowledge is founded in experience and reaches us principally through our senses; but its message has been curiously misunderstood. In this book John Dunn shows how Locke arrived at his theory of knowledge, and how his exposition of the liberal values of toleration and responsible government formed the backbone of enlightened European thought of the eighteenth century.