An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, Volume 2

An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, Volume 2

By John Locke

  • Release Date: 1704-10-28
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
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God, having designed man for a sociable creature, made him not only with an inclination, and under a necessity to have fellowship with those of his own kind, but furnished him also with language, which was to be the great instrument and common tie of society. Man, therefore, had by nature his organs so fashioned, as to be fit to frame articulate sounds, which we call words. But this was not enough to produce language; for parrots, and several other birds, will be taught to make articulate sounds distinct enough, which yet by no means are capable of language.

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