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AN

E S Š A Y

CONCERNING

Human Understanding;

WITH

Thoughts on the Conduct of the Understanding,

BY JOHN LOCKE, ESQ.

COLLATED WITH DESMAIZEAUX'S EDITION.

To which is prefixed,

THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

V.OL. I.

EDINBURGH:

PRINTED BY AND FOR MUNDELL & son, ROYAL BANK CLOSE
3 MAY 1957

LIBRARY

CONTENT S.

The Dedication.
Epistle to the Reader.
Life of the Author.

BOOK I.-CHAP. I.

OF INNATE NOTIONS,

The Introduction. Sect.

An Inquiry into the Understanding, pleasant and useful. 2. Design. 3. Method. 4. Useful to know the Extent of our Comprehension. 5. Our Capacity proportioned to our State and concerns,

to discover things useful to us. 6. Knowing the Extent of our Capacities, will hinder us

from useless Curiosity, Scepticism, and Idleness. 7. Occasion of this Essay. 8. What Idea stands for.

CHAP. II.

No Innate Speculative Principles. Sect. 1. The Way shown how we come by any Knowledge,

sufficient to prove it not innate. 2. General Affent, the great Argument. 3. Universal Consent, proves nothing innate. 4. What is, is; and it is impossible for the same thing to be

and not to be; not universally assented to. 5. Not on the Mind naturally imprinted, because not

known to Children, Idiots, &c. 6, 7. That Men know them when they come to the Use

of Reason, answered.

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