John Locke and the Education of the Mind

in Regimens of the Mind

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780226116396
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226116419 | DOI:
John Locke and the Education of the Mind

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This chapter examines the works and views of John Locke related to the education of the mind. It analyzes his Essay concerning Human Understanding and his thoughts about limits of reason, useful knowledge, and the duty to search for truth. This chapter argues that the duty to search for truth is central to Locke's epistemology which is correlated with his views about the usefulness of knowledge pursuits.

Keywords: John Locke; education of the mind; Essay concerning Human Understanding; limits of reason; useful knowledge; search for truth

Chapter.  12680 words. 

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