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It turns out, furthermore, that the answer to Locke's initial question about the
original, extent, and certainty of knowledge varies according to the adequacy,
reality, and truth of the kind of complex idea involved. Discussion of these topics
is of ...
Book IV, chapter xii, 'On the Improvement of Knowledge', begins an answer. The
question is closely connected with the one Locke set himself at the beginning of
the Essay about whether there are any limits to the possible extent of knowledge.
'A cat' seems to answer this, for cats are substances, individual particular things
which have accidents or properties. But perhaps the answer is not ultimately
satisfactory. To say that there is a cat on the mat is surely only to say that there 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