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Apparently, then, 'maxims' or 'principles' are self-evident truths of great generality
and abstractness. In fact they form an element of the Aristotelian theory of scientia
or scientific demonstration which was mentioned at the end of the last section.
We learnt a little about the Aristotelian or Scholastic theory of scientia or scientific
knowledge in section 5. We shall look at it here in more detail. Locke's own
account of the theory is rather brief. After all, he says, it was 'the common
As ideas of natural kinds of thing Locke's substance-ideas are related to
Aristotelian second substances. But at the beginning of section 1 1 we also saw
that when Locke first defines them substance-ideas are more like ideas of
Aristotelian first ...
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Book Review Locke: A Biography by Roger Woolhouse The English philosopher John Locke (1632-1704) left behind not only "An Essay Concerning Human Understanding" (1690) but also his laundry lists and ... Read full review
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English philosopher John Locke's theories of human nature and knowledge have deeply influenced political theory, as well as our notions about education and civil liberties, most crucially providing ... Read full review