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... a chain of intermediate ideas. At each step of this chain there is an intuitive
perception of immediate agreement. One cannot 'by an immediate view and
comparing them' know that the three angles of a triangle are equal to two right
Triangles, for example, all permanently have angles equal to two right angles.
But having angles of this size is no part of the essence or definition of a triangle.
The complete essence of a triangle is to be a three-sided plane figure. But there
Similarly a figure of three lines including a space will, as a consequence of being
constructed in this way, have internal angles equal to two right angles and
external angles larger than internal opposites [IV.vi.10, viii.8]. The parallel is
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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