Condillac : Essay on the Origin of Human Knowledge (Paperback)

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A highly influential work in the history of philosophy of mind and language.

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521585767
SKU 30814474
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0521585767
Release Date 2/22/2010
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Editors Note Condillac's Essay on the Origin of Human Knowledge, first published in French in 1746 and offered here in a new translation, represented in its time a radical departure from the dominant conception of the mind as a reservoir of innately given ideas. Descartes had held that knowledge must rest on ideas; Condillac turned this upside down by arguing that speech and words are the origin of mental life and knowledge. His work influenced many later philosophers, and also anticipated Wittgenstein's view of language and its relation to mind and thought.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0276
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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