John Locke

Two Treatises of Civil Government


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The Two Treatises of Civil Government is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise is a…

A Letter Concerning Toleration


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Letter Concerning Toleration by John Locke was originally published in 1689. Its initial publication was in Latin, though it was immediately…

An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding Book I


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John Locke's essays on human understanding answers the question “What gives rise to ideas in our minds?”. In the first book Locke refutes th…

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding Book II


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John Locke wrote four essays on human (or humane) understanding. Here are a few quotes from the book: "I see no reason to believe, that…

Traité du gouvernement civil


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John Locke (1632-1704) Dans son Traité du gouvernement civil (1690), Locke montre d’une part, que les relations d’homme à homm…

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding Book IV


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This is the fourth book of John Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding. His book deals with knowledge and probability. He asks how far…

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding Book III


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This is the third book of John Locke's Essay on Human Understanding. Book I was Neither Principles Nor Ideas Are Innate. Book II was Of Idea…

Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 058


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Sixteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. The human condition is variously explored in Chest…

Lettre sur la tolérance


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« Quoi qu’il en soit, afin que les uns ne couvrent pas leur esprit de persécution et leur cruauté anti-chr&ea…