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Locke on Knowledge and Reality: A Commentary on An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Georges Dicker


This book is essentially a commentary on John Locke’s masterwork, his An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, which is the foundational work of classical Empiricism. It aims to be accessible to students who are reading Locke for the first time, to be a useful research tool for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, and to make a contribution to Locke scholarship. It is designed to be read alongside the Essay, but does not presuppose familiarity with it. It expounds and critically discusses the main theses and arguments of each of the Essay’s four books, on the innatism that Locke op ... More

Keywords: Empiricism, ideas, qualities, substance, essence, identity, free will, language, knowledge, skepticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190662196
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190662196.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Georges Dicker, author
College at Brockport, State University of New York