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  1. Rowland Pasaribu Rowland Pasaribu says:

    The Essay Concerning Human Understanding is sectioned into four books Taken together they comprise an extremely long and detailed theory of knowledge starting from the very basics and building up Book I Of Innate Ideas is an attack on the Cartesian view of knowledge which holds that human beings are born with certain ideas already in their mind Of Innate Ideas begins with an argument against the possibility of innate propositional knowledge that is innate knowledge of fact such as the fact that whatever is is and then moves on to an argument against the possibility of innate ideas such as the idea of GodOnce he feels secure that he has sufficiently argued the Cartesian position Locke begins to construct his own theory of the origins of knowledge The short answer is from experience The long answer is Book II Book II lays out Locke's theory of ideas He argues that everything in our mind is an idea and that all ideas take one of two routes to arrive in our mind either they come in through the senses or else they come in through the mind's reflection on its own operation He also classifies our ideas into two basic types simple and complex with simple ideas being the building blocks of complex ideas and then further classifies these basic types into specific subcategories The vast majority of this book is spent analyzing the specific subcategories of our ideasThough Book II is primarily an attempt to account for the origin of all our ideas it also includes two other very important discussions only tangentially related to the subject of the origin of ideas Chapter VIII contains Locke's argument for a distinction between primary and secondary ualities He attempts to show that there are two very different sorts of relations that can hold between the ualities of the outside world and our ideas about those ualities The relation between primary ualities eg size and shape and our ideas of them is one of resemblance; what we sense is roughly what is out there In contrast the relation between secondary ualities eg color and odor and our ideas of them is one of mismatch; there is nothing out in the world that resembles our sensations In chapter XXIII Locke tries to give an account of substance that allows most of our intuitions without conceding anything objectionableIn Of Words Locke turns from philosophy of mind to philosophy of language Ideas however are still an important part of the picture According to the theory of meaning that Locke presents words do not refer to things in the external world but to the ideas in our heads Locke relying heavily on his theory of ideas attempts to give an account of how we form general terms from a world of particular objects which leads him into a lengthy discussion of the ontology of types that is the uestion of whether there are any natural kinds out in the world or whether all classifications are purely conventionalOf Knowledge and Opinion finally gives us the long awaited theory of knowledge Locke begins with a strict definition of knowledge one which renders most sciences all but mathematics and morality ineligible Knowledge according to Locke is the perception of strong internal relations that hold among the ideas themselves without any reference to the external world He lists four sorts of relations between ideas that would count as knowledge identitydiversity relation coexistence actual existence and then distinguishes between three grades of knowledge intuition as the highest demonstration as a middling level and sensitive knowledge as a sort of pseudo knowledge The remainder of the book is spent discussing opinion or belief which is the best we can hope for from nearly all our intellectual endeavorsLocke is very careful to refrain from speaking as if opinion is mere opinion; he is not a skeptic and does not believe that science is futile On the contrary he is very eager to claim in the last chapters of the Essay that we should be satisfied with this level of certitude and that we should continue collecting scientific data with gusto Gaining a better and better opinion of the world is a worthy goal and one that he shares He does ask however that we be aware that as good as our opinions become they are never going to reach the level of knowledge

  2. Markus Markus says:

    An Essay concerning Human UnderstandingBy John Locke 1632 1704It was published in 1689 Book I sets out to argue against all “Innate Notions” in the human beingAccording to the author the mind at our birth is a blank white page upon which ideas are registered as the senses encounter the surrounding world The term ‘Idea’ as defined by Locke does not have its usual sense We think of Ideas as very close to ‘concept’ Locke however defined Idea as whatever is the object of understanding when a man thinks Ideas are treated as sensory imagesLocke pursues to demonstrate that all human knowledge is based on experienceThis position is in sharp contrast to religious beliefs and also with other major philosophers of his time namely René Descartes Lord Herbert of Cherbury Henry More and LeibnizIf Locke does not deny that humans are born with innate faculties or natural tendencies such as perception and reason; however he denies that God imprinted specific ideas and principals in our mind at birthArguing from the base of his own experience Locke challenges religious and political standards with his everyday language illustrated with classic and biblical allusions easy to read and understandIn Book II Locke turns to the issue of the source of the mind’s ideas and principles and ualities For him experience alone imprints ideas upon the mindWith simple ideas the mind can form new and complex ideasThese ideas can be either transparent or obscure distinct or confused real or fantastic and so onualities are the powers that bring about certain ideas in the mind and belong to these ideasFurther considerations go on about Perception about Retention of Discerning and other operations of the mind like DurationSome uotes “If Adam and Eve when they were alone in the World instead of their ordinary Night’s sleep had passed 24 hours in continued sleep the Duration of that 24 hours had been irrevocably lost to them and had been forever left out of their Account of time”“For as in the History of Creation delivered by Moses I can imagine that Light existed three days before the Sun was or had any motion barely by thinking that the duration of Light before the sun was created was so long as if the Sun had moved then as it doth nowWould have been eual to three of his diurnal revolutions;”“So by the same way I can have an Idea of the Chaos or Angels being created before there was any Light etc”Of Numbers“Numbers are therefore the most universal Idea we have For Number applies itself to Man Angels Actions Thoughts everything that either doth exist or can be imagined”Of Infinity“For when we call them Infinite we have no other Idea of this Infinity but what carries with it some reflection on and intimation of that number or Extent of the Acts or Objects of God’s Power Wisdom and Goodness” Book III Language and abstraction or the use of words as signs of our ideas Locke insists that it is the role of the philosopher to clarify words and ideas and the removal of confusion The chapters continue in a dictionary style word after word explaining primary and whatever other meanings The writing style is increasingly heavy with long and overly wordy phrasesBook IV – Knowledge in General Of Truth in General of Maxims of Probability of ReasonOf our Knowledge of Existence Of our Knowledge of the Existence of GODOf the Division of SciencesIn summary Locke’s work seems of philosophical metaphysical nature rather than scientificHowever in the world as it is was in the 17th century Locke represented a trend of scientific realism also called New PhilosophyHe was deeply religious and saw origin and progress limited to the Will of GodThe book is primarily of historical interest

  3. Brian Brian says:

    There is absolutely no doubt that Locke's ideas and arguments are very straightforward and clear in style He's the father of empiricism among many other schools of thought ie liberalism and individualism which in essence forms the proliferating values of the global societyBut he's a dude from 17th centuryAnd having read this along with his Second TreatiseI'm beginning to feel that although the literary challenge may be good for the brains it may turn out to be a deterrent for people wanting to read Locke causing them to miss outHere I've found and listed a short glossary of words which might be either unfamiliar or used in an unfamiliar wayadmit of acceptapprehension understanding perceptionbare barely mere merelycorpuscles small particlesdenominate apply a name to somethingdoth doesevidences showsexperiment experienceextravagant odd peculiarfain gladly happilyhath hasimpulse causal impactpeculiar particular specificsensible insensible able to be sensed invisible to the sensessuperficies outside surfacesvg exviz iewithout outside us

  4. Xander Xander says:

    In An Essay Concerning Human Understanding 1689 the English philosopher John Locke tried to come up with a theory of knowledge that would do away with all earlier attempts of philosophers from the time of Plato onwards to Descartes This book is a long and dense one but it is well structured and written relatively approachable for the general public This review is based on my reading of this book two years ago so I will only give the broad outlines I was planning to read the Essay for a second time but I have so much else to do that this will be not worth my time maybe some time in the futureIn book 1 Locke destroys the Cartesian idea of innate knowledge Descartes claimed and he was the only real alternative to Aristotelean Christian philosophy that we have immortal souls at our conception these souls are temporarily bound to flesh our bodies are machines according to Descartes and that therefore we come euipped with clear and distinct knowledge ie ideas about certain topics such as God the self etc For Descartes this was his building block for the rest of his epistemology But back to Locke he denies the existence of innate knowledge for Locke we are blank slates to be engraved by our experiences of the world around us In other words by perceiving the world around us with our senses we form ideas about this world; these ideas are the only sort of knowledge we have But are these ideas reliable knowledge?Before answering this highly important uestion Locke sets out to look closer at the concept of our ideas in book 2 According to Locke there are two ways for ideas to originate 1 external via our perceptual awareness ie the senses or 2 internal via the mind's reflection So now we know the origin of our ideas what are these ideas? Locke answers this uestion by distinguishing between simple ideas and complex ideas Simple ideas are ideas that are of one uniform conception and cannot be created or destroyed they just are there for us to perceive them Complex ideas are collections of two or simple ideas formed by one of three processes 1 combinating 2 relating or 3 abstracting from simple ideas Locke further distinguishes between different types of simple ideas and between complex ideas of different objects topics I will skip over for my own head's sakeAn important point to make about book 2 is Locke's distinction between primary and secondary ualities and the conseuences for us knowing the world around us Primary ualities are things like shape and size of objects; secondary ualities are things like colors and smells Why is this important? Well according to Locke when we perceive the primary ualities of objects in our world the relationship that forms between those ualities and our ideas is one of resemblance Our ideas resemble the existing ualities or less accurately The relationship that forms between our ideas and secondary ualities of objects around us is problematic though our perceptions and sensations do not resemble the 'true' ualities there is and remains a discrepancy It follows from this that our ideas are reliable in so far as they concern primary ualities when our ideas concern secondary ualities we should be careful not to trust our senses too much or at all? In essence Locke says there's an objective reality for us to grasp but not all of this reality is 'reliably graspable'Before coming up with his own theory of knowledge Locke delves into language This might seem as a diversion but as Locke himself states we communicate our knowledge ie our ideas via word of mouth so language is an important link in the chain of knowledge Therefore we should study language as a part of knowledge Locke claims that our language derives its meaning from our ideas not from the world around us We use words to describe ideas in us not to describe the objects we perceive But this brings Locke to two important and obscure problems if we give meaning to words by relating them to specific ideas 1 how do we know that the word we both use for some ideas literally means the same to both of us? And 2 are generalizations and abstractions existing objects? These two uestions I cannot answer with the current recollection the book this will be one of the interesting parts for my future re read of the EssayTo recapitulate we are born without innate knowledge all our ideas originated from sensual perception and the mind's reflection of the world around us; there are parts of the world the primary ualities of objects that we can reliably perceive but not all parts the secondary ualities; we use language to communicate our ideas and the meaning of words derives from the specific ideas they relate toNow the last part of the Essay book 4 wherein Locke offers his own theory of knowledge I remember that this part amazed me the most Locke distinguishes between different type of 'knowledge' and uses degrees of assent to signify how much we should rely on each type of knowledge For Locke the reliability of our knowledge derives from the relationship between the different ideas making up this part of knowledge; therefore Locke makes a subtle distinction between four types of relationships between ideas 1 diversity 2 relation 3 existence and 4 coexistence These relations signify knowledge Locke's defintion of knowledge is broadly speaking strong internal relationships between all the ideas making up the respective part of knowledge Now that we have the tool to make judgements about what is knowledge and what not let's proceed to the final step Based on the internal relationships between ideas Locke sees three types of knowledge The first is intuitive knowledge this is pure knowledge since the ideas have very strong internal relationships and these ideas are unrelated to the outside world In other words these are self evident truths or better the undisputed axioms in a deductive logical system The second type of knowledge is what Locke calls 'demonstrative knowledge' knowledge that can be gained from applying our reason scrupulously in order to derive new truths from intuitive knowledge But as Locke whittly remarks the longer the chain of reasoning the less reliable the knowledge becomes The third type of knowledge is what's left namely most of our 'everyday knowledge' sensitive knowledge Everyday we perceive the world around us via our senses and our reflections on these perceptions Even though this is from the human standpoint the most important part of knowledge Locke claims that sensitive knowledge is the least reliable form of knowledge Of course that leaves the matter of opinion and belief What about those? Well according to Locke these ideas are defintely not knowledge so in the words of the physicist Wolfgang Pauli these ideas can't even be wrong So now what? Should we become sceptics and live our life as if nothing can be certain? Locke was an empiricist and a rationalist but he certainly was no sceptic Locke moved in the English scientific circles himself and was highly interested in the medical sciences of his time He claims that science is important in and of itself it is the only and closest way we can come to pure knowledge We should just accept that even though science progresses we will never reach the point where we have true knowledge of the world It is interesting to note that this is contra Plato who claimed that true knowledge lies in the fact of us understanding the world mathematically as it were we should de sensitize ourselves from this world; it is also contra modern day physicists like Max Tegmark who claim that a theory of everything the ultimate foundation for all of physics therefore science warning reductionist in the area will be a mathematically 'beautiful' theory which by deduction yields all the major theories in physics general relativity uantum mechanics etc A second interesting point about Locke's Essay is the fact that Locke claims morality to be a type of demonstrative and even intuitive knowledge So for Locke ture moral ideas lie closer to true knowledge and are easier to attain for us mere mortals than scientific understanding of our world This is strange indeed I always wonder when reading these old books about the reason for such arcane and out of place statements Did Locke truly believe this to be true? Did he in some way or other think it necessary to make this addition to his Essay? For religious reasons? Or social or political reasons? We might never knowAs I said in the beginning of this review this is a long and dense book abstract at many points but interesting as a foundation for later theories of knowledge Locke was the first to analyze the way in which we form ideas and to think about the psychology of knowledge Later thinkers like Hume and Kant and all the great minds after them owe a large debt to Locke For this reason alone this book is worth the effort even though it is outdated by now and even by 18th century standards On my re read I am impressed by Locke's ingenuity He is able to overthrow both Aristotelean and Cartesian accounts of reality and pull philosophy back into the realm of epistemology He starts off with dismantling Cartesian innate ideas then proceeds to show how knowledge is nothing but relating ideas in our minds and representing them in words Locke's theories of sense experience language acuistition and knowledge are interwoven and offer a materialistic account of the world which is ultimatelt unknowable by us That is our picture of the world is a mental construct and all certain knowledge logic mathematics morality and the existence of things is nothing but constructed ideas In science we have to work with probabilities since we cannot have access to the constitution of nature we only perceive some ualities of natural objects but discoveries made with the then new microscope and telescope show that there's no way to draw the line Experiment and observation are the best we have to establish probable causal relationships between things Also since we form all our ideas ourselves yet have to communicate them to other minds in everyday life there's huge room for mistakes and misrepresentations In short we don't know if people bundle the same ualities perceived in the same way into substances as we ourselves do And besides this in everyday life most of the time we don't have time or capacity to reason our way to truths To overcome these problems Locke devotes some chapters to 'judgement' and how we should judge claims by others both on conformity with our own ideas and experience and the account of the testimony We should look at the number interests capacities etc of the claimants and ultimately use our own reason to decide whether the account is reasonable This includes matters of faith except where trans reasonal claims are made in such case we should look at the credibility of the claimant Revelation is only to be followed if the claims can be discovered by reason as well all the other claims are nonsensical uttered by madmen or shrewd persons The most prominent thought I had when re reading Locke's Essay his separation between the material world and the world of ideas and the implication this gulf has for the status of human knowledge is very reminiscent of Kant All knowledge derives from ideas which all ultimately derive from sense experience Yet our perception of sense experience is not eual to the material objects themselves to those we have by definition no access Berkeley would develop this into idealism there is no material world only my finite consciousness with ideas and an infinite idea of a perfect God Rather a retrogression to Descartes Berkeley halts where Descartes starts to claim God is proof of the existence of the world Hume would develop this into scepticism all knowledge is impossible with the exception of mathematical knowledge which is empty formal Hence we should simply give up all claims to certain knowledgeKant would try to rescue certain knowledge while acknowledging the divide between subject and object by basically copy Locke and positing an extra world How this saves the reality of the perceived hence constructed world I still don't see Why bother with science when you know beforehand it's only superficial knowledge not the 'real' stuff?Anyway the Oxford World Classics Edition of Locke's Essay can't be recommended It's published in an almost unreadably small front and the lay out is kind of awkward Which is a problem for a book of 500 pages or so I can't recommend Locke's Essay anyway since it's dense stuff and in my opinion not understandable or useful if you're not familiar with Aristotle Descartes Hobbes and Spinoza as well as the new science of Locke's day the Essay should be read as an attempt to establish a foundation of knowledge for the new mechanistic science of people like Galileo Hooke Boyle Huygens Newton etc

  5. Diem Diem says:

    When I was making my reading list I included this title intending also to reread Two Treatises but when this author was the next on the list I felt too pressed for time I did the reread but set this aside However I then realized that I would have to also forego my intended Leibniz reading because it is a response to this So I'm way behind my fairly arbitrary and entirely self imposed timetable because I doubled back and read this I can't be the first reader to roll my eyes and grimace about not understanding largish chunks of this book about human understanding But as it turns out I actually think I did understand it just fine I just didn't really like the middle part that much because it was boring and repetitive Or boring because it was repetitive Not that he doesn't warn us in the beginning I just thought he was being self derogatory in order to ingratiate himself to the reader and make them likely to accept his propositions Nope He really did get boringI'm going to go on the record as being thoroughly exasperated with working so hard to understand these philosophers only to have all that hard work lead up to them trying to convince you that the Christian god exists I did all that work to end up back at the ol' leap of faith? Thanks Pal In the last part of the essay I was getting a little uncomfortable with how much Spinoza I was reading that was not being attributed to Spinoza What up Locke? I did a little research and the jury is out on why this happened Or if it happened And there isn't much of a jury A couple of turbonerds of political philosophy with a bone to pick So why 5 stars? Because it is actually mostly solidly written and compelling I'm just so sick of reading it at this exact moment that I can't be enthusiastic than this But don't let that discourage you

  6. Tyler Tyler says:

    John Locke's readable discourse on empiricism which we might think of now as inductive reasoning from contingent facts covers a broad scope and gives readers a taste of the Enlightenment in its full flower Written before philosophy became too specialized for everyday discourse this book serves as an excellent starting point anyone wanting to venture into philosophy John Locke's easy writing style stands in contrast to his formidable reputation and within these pages he pulls together his disparate and thoughtful observations on the contemporary state of mankindThe ideas set forth act as a counterweight to the rationalist tendencies of the earlier part of that century By directing attention to the observed world Locke moves philosophy away from its excessive reliance on Aristotle's syllogistic formalized inductive logic and lays out the case for observation as the primary means of attaining facts

  7. Matei Matei says:

    Locke can't be blamed for getting most things wrong our understanding of the world has changed drastically since his time He can be blamed however for being wrong in things that his contemporaries or even predecessors got right especially when this is caused by a very shallow treatment of the uestions he addresses I strongly disliked the Essay it reads like the work of someone who tried to build his own simplistic system from scratch as a way to compensate for an inability to grasp anything related to metaphysics which all other philosophers of his time dealt with In this pioneering way Locke is similar to Descartes but where the latter was aware of what he was doing and being purposefully modest in his project Locke displays no such intent To anyone planning on reading Locke I HIGHLY encourage an abridged version or better yet just skim through some notes on him You will not miss out on anything worthwhile I guarantee it

  8. May Ling May Ling says:

    Summary I dug this book given that people are still revisiting in modern philosophy over and over It's short but apparently it's so deep it was too much for a lot of the people that gave it sub 3 A pity The world is too short philosophy teachersVlog to come the first week of March See my Instagram WhereIsMayLingOk yes I admit that there is a lot of old timy speech That can be tough if you're not used to this style of writing But I'm old and I read really fast so it's not such a big deal to me There are a couple of great break downs in reviews already so I'm just going to stick my notes here I will be using it in my book as a reference p 8 The preface The reason you read it is bc Locke takes issue with the idea that there are innate ideas This is a big deal bc if there are no innate ideas then things like the US constitution are a bit hokey Also it means that everything is somewhat relative He's got to ground that somehow That's why you bother with this bookbc he's right I mean given when he's writing trust me you do not want what was innate then to still be true nowchokengtitiktitikchokeng 18 Universal consent proves nothing innate I mean this whole section is profound Bc think about what the world would be like if it were otherwise If we just believed that men were smarter and capable than women If we believed that one race was better than another Well that would suck I mean unless you're a supremacist of some sort Then I guess it's okchokengtitiktitikchokeng 53 Here's where he's saying God is not innate You got to learn about him I mean this was so controversial in its day But I think today it's less controversial Even Christians might say you know God but you also need to come to know him ie he ain't innatechokengtitiktitikchokeng 60 this is a multi paragraph argument that basically says we don't get it from innate we got to work for the answers via practice etc This part is kind of important bc he goes into the whole sensory vs the stuff that just in our heads sort of ideas reflectionchokengtitiktitikchokeng 64 Ideas is the object of thinking All ideas come from sensation or reflection p 75 A man begins to have ideas when he first has sensation Thus the first capacity of human intellect is that the mind is fitted to receive the impressions made on it; either through the senses by outward objects or by its own operations when it reflects on them p 93 Real ualities exist without us The particular bulk number figure and motion of the parts Then there are the ones that need us But light heat whiteness or coldness are no really in them than sickness or pain is in manna His point is that these are all relative sensations They reuire us to make a call The others also reuire us but they can stand alonechokengtitiktitikchokeng 97 he calls the primary ualities Immediately perceivable the others are mediately perceivable reuiring interventionp 109 Wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas and putting those together with uickness and variety wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy Judgement on the contrary lies uite on the other side in separating carefully one from another ideas wherein can be found the least difference thereby to avoid being misled by similitude and by affinity to take one thing for anotherp 129 He starts to talk about simple vs complex ideas In truth he gets a bit into trouble here and it's fair to criticize Like for sure the whole field of linguistics wouldn't exist if simple words actually meant the same thing to everyone But hey not a bad starting place for the concepts p 145 Time and Duration does put a wrench in things So this section is very weird but kinda necessary In a nutshell I think what he's saying is that for the human time and duration are derived observations So kind of you take it in from the sense but kind of no Kinda you reflected upon it but also kinda no They are not directly viewableobserved p 161 To be fair I also got a little confused by why Infinite is so important to him It def is cause he goes for a while on this I think it's the whole religious thing Even without this the whole argument is cool Still it's very Zeno's paradox and kind of funchokengtitiktitikchokeng 18990 The whole desire thing it's weird but I kinda get how he has to address that if he's interested in why we are driven toward understanding so ok I mean sometimes I think people should just say what they think is awesome and just say afterward I'm not sure about this desire thing and how it relates yet I think this messed up his neat little essay and confused people p 214 The mind often exercises an ACTIVE power in making these several combinations For it being once furnished with simple ideas it can put them together in several compositions and so making a variety of complex ideas without examining whether they exist so together in nature And hence I think it is that these ideas are called Notionsp 215 Whence it has unity; and how such a precise multitude comes to make but one idea; since that combination does not always exist together in nature? to which I answer it is plain it has its unity from an act of the mindp 221 Hence when we talk of any particular sort of corporeal substances as horse stone etc though the idea we have of either of them be the complication or collection of those several simple ideas of sensible ualities which we used to find united in the thing called horse or stone; yet BECAUSE WE CANNOT CONCEIVE HOW THEY SHOULD SUBSIST ALONE NOR ONE IN ANOTHER we suppose them existing in and supported by some common subject; which support we denote by the name substance though it be certain we have no clear or distinct idea of that thing we suppose to support p 265 He then tries to link all things to simple and complex ideas and he falls a bit flat I think this is where he gets criticized and rightfully so He's just trying too hard to fit his framework constrained by the existing zeitgeist There was actually no need to reduce everything to the simple form It's unnecessary It would have been smarter as I believe others have done in modern times to just let people be complexly contradictory

  9. Alan Johnson Alan Johnson says:

    I began reading portions of this scholarly Nidditch edition of Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding in 2002 and read additional substantial portions in 2015 I have not however finished it The work albeit famous is uite tedious for the twenty first century reader As a result of its classic status in the history of modern philosophy and its importance for understanding Locke's other writings I will have to finish reading and analyzing it at some point For the time being however I am procrastinating in exactly the same manner I procrastinate going to the dentist

  10. Benjamin Benjamin says:

    This is the second time I've read this book sort of The first time was at university After 10 or 11 years I decied to return to it and see how much I'd forgotten especially as I teach bits of Locke for A level Philosophy I slowly realised that after the first few chapters the notes and annotations disappeared from my book indicating that I'd never finished it After a couple of days of reading this I realised why Yes it is one of the most important documents in Philosophical history Yes it kickstarts British empiricism and sets the groundwork for Locke's political philosophy which would go on to change the world However it is the single dullest text you could choose to read Sheer boredom digs in deep as you read dry and lifeless prose about dry and lifeless topics Compare it to the Hume's Essay or Enuiries which on closer examination isn't too different to Locke's essay and you see that similar topics can be written about with much vitality and charm Philosophers will shake their heads that I'm being so shallow as to ignore the content of the book for the sake of the style I don't deny the arguments are good in places although many of them have seen their downfall since However if I was asked whether i enjoyed the book I'd have to say no It was dull as dishwater and despite providing some powerful critiues of other philosophical outlooks it didn't make me want to engage any further

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