Title: An Essay concerning Human Understanding, 1726
Author: John Locke
Publisher: London, Printed for T. W. for A. Churchill
Condition: Very Good
The ninth edition of John Locke’s monumental work on the foundation of human knowledge and understanding. First published in 1689, Locke describes the mind at birth as an empty reservoir, waiting to be filled with knowledge throughout life.
One of the foundational sources of empiricism in modern philosophy, this essay influenced many figures of the Enlightenment Era, including those such as David Hume and George Berekley.
This work is broken down into four books, focusing on the refutation of innate ideas, Locke’s theory of ideas, language, and various facets of knowledge including mathematics, science, faith, opinions, and more.
Two finely bound volumes in octavo, 372, 340 pages
On note of condition, these volumes are in very good shape, with minor rubbing and wear to the boards, light chipping to the spine, and some stress to the joints. There is very little foxing or staining throughout.