The Works of John Locke (Volume 8); Some Thoughts Concerning Education. an Examination of P. Malebranche's Opinion of Seeing All Things in God. a ... First Earl of Shaftesbury. Some Familiar Lett

 
9780217287005: The Works of John Locke (Volume 8); Some Thoughts Concerning Education. an Examination of P. Malebranche's Opinion of Seeing All Things in God. a ... First Earl of Shaftesbury. Some Familiar Lett
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1824. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... what is proposed, will make the rules go down the easier, and sink the deeper, and will give him a liking to study and instruction: and he will then begin to value knowledge) when he sees that it enables him to discourse ) and he finds the pleasure and credit of bearing a part in the conversation, and of having his reasons sometimes approved and hearkened to. Particularly in morality, prudence, and breeding, cases should be put to him, and his judgment asked: this opens the understanding better than maxims, how well soever explained; and settles the rules better in the memory for practice. This way lets things into the mind, which stick there, and retain their evidence with them; whereas words at best are faint representations, being not so much as the true shadows of things, and are much sooner forgotten. He Will better comprehend the foundations and measures of decency and justice, and have livelier and mote lasting impressionsXof what he ought to do, by giving his opinion on cases proposed, and reasoning with his tutor on fit instances, than by giving a silent, negligent, sleepy audience to his tutor's lectures; and-much more than by captious logical disputes, or set declamations of his own$ upon any question. The on'e sets the thoughts upon wit, and false colours, and riot upon truth: the other teaches fallacyrwranghng and opiniatry; and they are both of them things that spoil the judgment, and put a man out of the way of right and fair reasoning, and therefore carefully to be avoided by one who would improve himself, and be acceptable to others. 99. When, by making your son sensible _ that he depends on you, and is in youiN---power, you have established your authority; and by being inflexibly severe in your carriage to him, when obstinately persistin...

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John Locke (1632-1704) was a British political philosopher who is often cited as the father of political liberalism.

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