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The characters in Boyle's dialogue discuss the question whether cold, the cause
of a certain idea in our minds, is 'a positive quality, or a bare privation of heat' [
3.734]. They mention Cardan, ' Descartes, and Descartes' followers, as holding, ...
The parallel between Boyle and Locke goes beyond Boyle's preliminary to his
account of the idea of cold. It extends also to the account itself [3.735-6, 737-8,
743] which is identical with what Locke says at II.viii.21. There are further striking
But there is a second strand which runs through Locke's and Boyle's remarks. It
shows itself in Locke's case in the claims that our ideas of secondary qualities are
not the 'likeness of something existing without us', and that the ideas produced ...
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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