London: William Innys, 1729. Second Edition with Corrections and Amendments. Hardcover. Octavo (8 x 5 1/4"). , 477pp (Text), pp (Publisher's advertisement). 19th-century black- and blind-stamped full calf, with gold lettering to spine. Raised bands.
"Peter Browne (1665-1735), Bishop of Cork, became known as a writer for his attack upon Toland's "Christianity Not Mysterious."
The present work attacks John Locke in his "Essay on Human Understanding" for what Browne termed "sensationalism. "The doctrine of analogy is applied here also. Deals as well with the thinking matter controversy, with our knowledge of body, and our knowledge of self. Browne develops a conception of notions for what he earlier called 'mediate ideas'" (see: Yolton, John Locke: A Reference Guide, p. 20).
Binding rubbed along edges, with some abrasion to leather on spine. Closed tears along joints, but covers still firmly attached. Stamp of the University of California Riverside on inside of front cover, and at top and bottom edge. Binding in overall good-, interior in very good condition. g- to vg. Item #42021