Some Thoughts Concerning Education: And, Of the Conduct of the Understanding

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Hackett Publishing, 1996 - Philosophy - 227 pages
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This volume offers two complementary works by John Locke, unabridged, in modernized, annotated texts - the only available edition priced for classroom use. Of interest to students and instructors of philosophy, political theory, and education, these important works shed light on conceptions of reason and freedom essential for understanding Locke's philosophy. With renewed interest in the relations between politics and education, Locke's epistemological and educational writings take on added significance. Read alongside Locke's political writings, these works allow the reader to develop a deeper appreciation of the various interconnected concerns at the core of Lockean liberalism. Grant and Tarcov provide a concise introduction, a note on the texts, and a select bibliography.
 

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Contents

Health 230
2
Tenderness 4
4
Warmth 5
5
BEGINNINGS OF ROME ITS WARS
23
THE ART OF WAR AMONG THE ROMANS
33
HOW THE ROMANS WERE ABLE
39
THE CONDITION OF GREECE MACEDONIA
55
THE CONDUCT THE ROMANS PURSUED
67
Drink 1618 18
16
Habits 18 19
19
Fruit 20 19
20
Sleep 21 20
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Bed 22 22
22
Costiveness 2328 22
23
Physic 2930 24
29
Of the Conduct of the Understanding 163
163

HOW MITHRIDATES WAS ABLE TO RESIST
79
TWO CAUSES OF ROMES RUIN
91
SULLA POMPEY AND CAESAR
101
THE CONDITION OF ROME AFTER
113
AUGUSTUS
119
XJV TIBERIUS
129
THE EMPERORS FROM CAIUS CALIGULA
135
THE CONDITION OF THE EMPIRE FROM
145
CHANGE IN THE STATE
157
VIII NEW MAXIMS ADOPTED BY THE ROMANS
167
ATTILAS GREATNESS CAUSE OF
175
JUSTINIANS CONOUEST
185
DISORDERS OF THE EASTERN EMPIRE
195
WEAKNESS OF THE EASTERN EMPIRE
201
REASON FOR THE DURATION
213
Introduction
vii
Selected Bibliography
xxi
Feet 7 12
7
Swimming 8 14
8
Air 910 14
9
Habits 10 15
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Clothes 1112 15
11
Diet 1314 16
13
Meals 15 18
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Of the Conduct of the Understanding
166
Introduction 167
169
Parts 168
170
Of Practice and Habits 173
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Ideas 175
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Mathematics 179
179
Religion 182
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Ideas 183
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Prejudices 184
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Indifferency 185
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Observation 187
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Bias 188
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Arguments 189
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Haste 190
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Desultory 191
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Reading 193
193
Intermediate Principles 194
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Partiality 195
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Partiality 196
196
Haste 201
201
Anticipation 202
202
Resignation 203
203
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John Locke (1632-1704) was an English philosopher and physician.

Ruth W. Grant is professor of political science and philosophy and senior fellow in the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. She is the author of "John Locke's Liberalism" and "Hypocrisy and Integrity: Machiavelli, Rousseau and the Ethics of Politics", the latter of which received the best book award from the North American Society for Political Philosophy in 1997. She is also the editor of "Naming Evil, Judging Evil" and "In Search of Goodness".

Tarcov is professor of political science an in the Committee on Social Thought and in the College at the University of Chicago.

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