Rare books Locke, John. An essay on humane understanding. London: Awnsham & John Churchill, 1694.
Second edition, and the first to include Locke's name on the title. The book is one of the most important works on the philosophy of Enlightenment. The author of the essay relies on the method of introspection, which distinguishes him from XVII century rationalists such as Descartes and Spinoza. Locke criticizes nativism, gives an empiricist explanation to the origin of our knowledge, and explores new philosophical fields, such as personal identity and consciousness. Locke’s work laid the groundwork for associationism in psychology.
Locke, John. An essay on humane understanding. London: Awnsham & John Churchill, 1694.