The Essential Locke

The Essential Locke

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Locke's philosophy laid the foundations of empiricism - the belief that all our knowledge is based upon experience. He also introduced the idea of liberal democracy and his ideas were to be a major influence on the first US constitution. He was the only major philosopher to become a government minister. "The Virgin Philosophers Series" covers the lives and ideas of the major philosophers. Author Paul Strathern highlights the major advances in philosophy, as well as the men who conceived them and the times in which they lived. Containing quotes, insights and anecdotes, the aim of the series is to clarify the mysteries of philosophy for the general reader.show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 108 x 177mm | 40g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753507838
  • 9780753507834

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'These [books] have changed my life.....They tell you exactly what you want to know and no more.' AA Gill, Sunday Times; 'Well-written, clear and informed' New York Timesshow more

About Paul Strathern

Paul Strathern is a professional writer, a former Somerset Maugham prize winner and author of five novels, as well as biographies and travel books. As a university lecturer, he taught philosophy, but also mathematics and modern Italian poetry.show more

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