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We can explain such knowledge by supposing it innate. How else could we have
come to have it? That this is what Locke supposes lies behind and is the
rationale for the doctrine of innate principles is suggested by various passages.
posed to explain our knowledge of necessary truths in general. It is rather, more
specifically, that it was supposed to explain knowledge of obvious truths in
particular. As Lee indicates, there may be necessary truths which are not
obviously true ...
effect begins with a fact or supposed fact about certain propositions, and then
proceeds, in the manner we have just been considering, to postulate their
innateness to explain this purported fact. Locke objects to these arguments that
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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