This philosophical work explores the concept of human understanding, proposing that all knowledge is derived from experience. The author argues against innate ideas, suggesting instead that the mind is a blank slate at birth, filled over time through sensory and reflective experiences. The book covers a wide range of topics, including language, memory, identity, and the limits of human knowledge, and is considered a foundational text in empiricism.
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- The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written (Martin Seymour-Smith)
- Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
- The Great Books Reader (Book)
- The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time (The Guardian)