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date: 19 October 2020

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The chapter examines the views of John Locke on the study of human understanding, focusing on his work entitled An Essay concerning Human Understanding and Of the Conduct of the Understanding. It highlights Locke's use of the Stoic tripartite division of knowledge into natural philosophy, ethics, and logic, and his emphasis on the importance of the senses in the acquisition of sensitive knowledge of the natural world. The chapter also discusses the normative aims for the study of the understanding, and the relation between understanding and the will.

Keywords: human understanding, John Locke, Human Understanding, sensitive knowledge, natural philosophy, ethics, logic, will

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