An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, Volume I.

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Author: John Locke
Published: 1690
Language: English
Wordcount: 150,630 / 425 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 34.8
LoC Category: B
Downloads: 8,627
Added to site: 2004.06.30
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Genres: Philosophy, Essays
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ess what they themselves write, methinks it savours much more of vanity or insolence to publish a book for any other end; and he fails very much of that respect he owes the public, who prints, and consequently expects men should read, that wherein he intends not they should meet with anything of use to themselves or others: and should nothing else be found allowable in this Treatise, yet my design will not cease to be so; and the goodness of my intention ought to be some excuse for the worthlessness of my present. It is that chiefly which secures me from the fear of censure, which I expect not to escape more than better writers. Men's principles, notions, and relishes are so different, that it is hard to find a book which pleases or displeases all men. I acknowledge the age we live in is not the least knowing, and therefore not the most easy to be satisfied. If I have not the good luck to please, yet nobody ought to be offended with me. I plainly tell all my readers, except half a dozen, this Treatise was not

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