"the Great Ocean of Knowledge": The Influence of Travel Literature on the Work of John Locke

The Influence of Travel Literature on the Work of John Locke
Brill (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 1. Januar 2010
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 348 Seiten
978-90-04-18115-1 (ISBN)
This book explores the way in which, working within the investigative tradition associated with the Royal Society, the philosopher John Locke (1632-1704) used travellers' reports to develop a form of comparative social anthropology which was to inform his major philosophical works.
  • Englisch
  • Leiden
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  • Niederlande
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • laminiert
  • 4 s/w Abbildungen
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  • 4 Illustrations, black and white
  • Höhe: 246 mm
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  • Breite: 164 mm
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  • Dicke: 25 mm
  • 707 gr
978-90-04-18115-1 (9789004181151)
9004181156 (9004181156)
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Ann Talbot, Ph.D. (2008) in history from University of Bolton, has published a number of articles on Locke and travel literature including, "Locke's Travel Books", Locke Studies, 7, (2007).
Acknowledgement List of Illustrations 1. Introduction 2. "Fit for our Imitation": Locke, Sagard and the Huron 3. Locke and the Lapland Witches 4. Merchants of Light: Locke and Utopia 5. Cannibalism and Absolutism 6. From "Stinging Swarms of Miseries" to a State of Equality and Freedom 7. "Beyond the Smoke of their own Chimneys": Travel Literature and Innate Ideas 8. Travel Literature in the Essay Concerning Human Understanding 9. After the Essay: Travel Literature in the Stillingfleet Controversy 10. "A Great and Civilised People": Locke, China and Materialism 11. "And Knowledge Shall be Increased": Bacon, the Royal Society and Travel Literature 12. Making the Eye-Witness Authoritative 13. The Enchanted Glass: Early Modern Ethnography 14. Locke and Postcolonialism 15. Conclusion Appendices Bibliography Index
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