An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding Book I


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(2.4 stars; 10 reviews)

John Locke's essays on human understanding answers the question “What gives rise to ideas in our minds?”. In the first book Locke refutes the notion of innate ideas and argues against a number of propositions that rationalists offer as universally accepted truth. In the second book Locke elaborates the role played by sensation, reflection, perception and retention in giving rise to simple ideas. Then he elaborates on how different modes, substances and relations of simple ideas (of the same kind) give rise to complex ideas v.g. space, time, infinity etc. Finally he discusses complex ideas of mixed modes which arise from a combination of simple ideas of different kinds v.g. identity and diversity, cause and effect, etc. (Summary by bala)

Prooflistening for this project was done by bala and Rapunzelina

(17 hr 23 min)

Chapters

Introduction. 14:38 Read by bala
No innate speculative principles. Part I 28:34 Read by bala
No innate speculative principles. Part II 29:13 Read by bala
No innate practical principles. Part I 35:18 Read by Malone
No innate practical principles. Part II 31:02 Read by Malone
Other considerations concerning innate principles, both speculative and practic… 30:59 Read by Malone
Other considerations concerning innate principles, both speculative and practic… 30:58 Read by Malone
Of ideas in general, and their original. Part I 22:55 Read by bala
Of ideas in general, and their original. Part II 22:02 Read by bala
Of simple ideas ; of simple ideas of sense ; idea of solidity. 26:09 Read by Malone
Of simple ideas of divers senses ; Of simple ideas of reflection; Of simple i… 16:17 Read by Malone
Some further considerations concerning our simple ideas of sensation 35:48 Read by Malone
Of perception 22:09 Read by Malone
Of retention 15:52 Read by Lynne T
Of discerning, and other operations of the mind 24:44 Read by Malone
Of complex ideas 7:58 Read by Diana Majlinger
Of simple modes:—and first, of the simple modes of the idea of space Part I 25:04 Read by Malone
Of simple modes:—and first, of the simple modes of the idea of space Part II 23:38 Read by Malone
Idea of duration and its simple modes Part I 17:24 Read by Jeremy Robertson
Idea of duration and its simple modes Part II 17:07 Read by Jeremy Robertson
Ideas of duration and expansion, considered together 17:45 Read by Jeremy Robertson
Idea of number and its simple modes 14:12 Read by bala
Of the idea of infinity Part I 22:01 Read by bala
Of the idea of infinity Part II 20:15 Read by bala
Of other simple modes; of the modes of thinking ; of modes of pleasure and pain 32:01 Read by Malone
Of the idea of power Part I 32:24 Read by bala
Of the idea of power Part II 32:23 Read by bala
Of the idea of power Part III 34:10 Read by bala
Of the idea of power Part IV 32:58 Read by bala
Of mixed modes 20:33 Read by doonaboon
Of our complex ideas of substances Part I 30:13 Read by dsilber01
Of our complex ideas of substances Part II 30:41 Read by dsilber01
Of collective ideas of substances; of ideas of relation; of ideas of cause and … 27:13 Read by dsilber01
Of ideas of identity and diversity Part I 23:39 Read by Jessica Louise
Of ideas of identity and diversity Part II 25:58 Read by Kathryn Louise
Of ideas of other relations 37:55 Read by bala
Of clear and obscure, distinct and confused ideas 33:30 Read by Malone
Of real and fantastical ideas 6:59 Read by Savannah
Of adequate and inadequate ideas 33:11 Read by Malone
Of true and false ideas 37:32 Read by Malone
Of the association of ideas 20:14 Read by Rapunzelina

Reviews

Don't understand reader


(0.5 stars)

If it is going to be read in English it needs to be understood so that people who don't speak English can understand. Bad app if they let volunteers who read poorly.


(1 stars)

Terrible. Readers with Indian accent are virtually unintelligible. The prose is difficult enough without audio in broken English!

Strong Indian accent. And J. Lockes comma use.


(3 stars)

The readers have a strong Indian accent. But that isn't a real problem. For me it was easy to get used to. The accent is not what makes the text hard to follow. It's John Locke's use of comma's. This makes the sentences complex. This also makes it hard to read it out loud, while keeping the right intonation at the right moment in the sentence. Even for a native speaker.

Not even worth listening to.


(1 stars)

The reader has such a hard Indian accent that the recording becomes utterly useless and yet another obvious lack of respect and care for Western civilisation (the only one I might add).