London: Printed for William Innys, 1728. First edition. A very good, crisp copy. Recent marbled boards with calf spine, gilt burgundy morocco label. Octavo. [vi], 477 pp. Item #11081
Peter Browne (d. 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'" (Yolton, John Locke: A Reference Guide, p. 20). Browne also became involved in philosophical debates with Berkeley. (See D.N.B.).
Yolton, Locke Bibliography, p. 455; Keynes, p. 37; CBEL II, 1856.