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AN

ESS A Y

CONCERNING

HUMAN UNDERSTANDING,

WRITTEN

BY JOHN LOCKE, GENT.

TO WHICH ARE NOW FIRST ADDED,

1. AN ANALYSIS OF MR, LOCKE'S DOCTRINE OF IDEAS, ON A LARGE SHEET.
II. A DEFENCE OF MR. LOCKE'S OPINION CONCERNING PERSONAL IDENTITY,

WITH AN APPENDIX.

III. A TREATISE ON THE CONDUCT OF THE UNDERSTANDING.
IV. SOME THOUGHTS CONCERNING READING AND STUDY FOR A GENTLEMAN,

v. ELEMENTS OF NATURAL PHILOSOPHY.
VI. A NEW METHOD OF A COMMON-PLACE BOOK.

EXTRACTED FROM THE AUTHOR's WORKS.

A New Edition.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR THOMAS TEGG, 73, CHEAPSIDE;

R, GRIFFIN AND CO. GLASGOW; AND J. CUMMING, DUBLIN.

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PRE FACE

BY THE

EDITOR.

THE person chiefly concerned in improving this edition of Mr. Locke's Works, having long entertained a high esteem for that author's writings, and being informed that a new edition was preparing, became naturally desirous of seeing one more complete than any of the foregoing; and of contributing his assistance towards it (so far as the short time allowed for that purpose would give leave) by not only collating former editions, and correcting those numerous errors which had crept into most of them; but also by inserting, or giving some description of such other pieces as are known to have come from the same hand, though not appearing in any catalogue or collection of his works.

The farther liberty has been taken to subjoin a few things by other hands, which seemed necessary to a right use of Mr. Locke's discoveries, and a more ready application of the principles whereon they are founded, v. g.

1. To the Essay on Human Understanding is prefixed a correct analysis, which has been of considerable service by reducing that Essay into some better method, which the author himself shows us, (preface and elsewhere) that he was very sensible it wanted, though he contented himself with leaving it in its original form, for reasons grounded on the prejudices

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