Analysis of John Locke’s Essay on Human Understanding

Taken from the first volume of Locke’s Works over at the Online Library of Liberty.** From the Editor’s preface:

To the Essay on Human Understanding is prefixed a correct analysis, which has been of considerable service by reducing that essay into some better method, which the author himself shows us, (preface and elsewhere) that he was very sensible it wanted, though he contented himself with leaving it in its original form, for reasons grounded on the prejudices then prevailing against so novel a system; but which hardly now subsist.

This map of the intellectual world, which exhibits the whole doctrine of ideas in one view, must to an attentive reader appear more commodious than any of those dry compends generally made use of by young students, were they more perfect than even the best of them are found to be.

Enjoy: An ANALYSIS of Mr. LOCKE’S Doctrine of IDEAS in his ESSAY on HUMAN UNDERSTANDING.

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