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According to Aristotle it is not innate but is acquired , ultimately from sense -
experience , by means of a faculty of ' intellectual intuition ' . Experience of
particular instances of some first principle leads us to grasp its general truth
The dialectical use of the syllogism is the subject of Aristotle ' s Topics . A feature
of life in classical Greece was public argument and competitive debate . The
Topics is effectively a handbook for the participants , the ' questioner ' and the ...
Does it also look back to Aristotle ' s distinction between ' scientific knowledge '
and ' opinion ' ? It certainly alludes to Aristotle ' s and takes over its terminology .
Aristotle ' s distinction was a commonplace in the seventeenth century .
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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
Origins and Aims of the Essay
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