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Now Book I consists of an attack on a doctrine of innateness. Does it attack one
which holds that knowledge does not come from experience but is innate; or
does it attack one which holds that the materials of knowledge, ideas, are innate?
We should notice, too, that Locke's very descriptions of the doctrine of innateness
he is attacking in Book I sometimes connect it with the Aristotelian theory
ofscientia. For example, he describes innate principles as being 'woven into the
Even after Locke's attacks on them, innate principles were not short of defenders [
Yolton 48 ff.]. It was repeatedly ... A question frequently asked is: Who exactly was
Locke attacking when he attacked the doctrine of innate knowledge? The one ...
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