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This explanation of the connexion between innateness and obviousness is
merely implicit in Locke ' s numerous remarks to the effect that ' self - evidence ,
depend ( s ) . . . not on innate Impressions , but on something else ( as we shall
For the moment we may note that it has in effect been acknowledged by later
philosophers . They too have distinguished cases where we can proceed by ' the
contemplation of our own abstract ideas ' , from cases where there are no ...
The seventy - eighth item in Bacon ' s catalogue of particular histories is ' History
of the Intellectual Faculties ; Reflexion , Imagination , Discourse , Memory , etc . ' .
It has been suggested that Locke ' s Essay is , though wider in scope , in effect ...
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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
Origins and Aims of the Essay
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