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Locke objects to these arguments that the supposed initial facts to be explained
are not really so; that innateness ... Locke now portrays the innatists' argument as
shifting, in reaction to this last point, from 'universal assent' to the claim that ...
An argument does not even have to approximate to standard syllogistic form for it
to be followed. Observation shows that many people do not in fact reason
syllogistically. Syllogistic form cannot be the form of reason. 'He that will look into
It is so also when he says that the syllogism is of even less use 'in Probabilities'
than in knowledge, and refers to the idea of 'topical Argument' [IV.xvii.5].
Thedialectical use of the syllogism is the subject of Aristotle's^ I Topics. A feature
of life in ...
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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