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But to know that something must be so and cannot be otherwise is to give a
satisfactory demonstration of it . Furthermore , to give a demonstration of
something is , the theory explains , to derive it by means of a syllogistic argument
from certain ...
A real definition gives us the ' qua means to arrive at a species ' properties .
Indeed , facts about what are the properties of a given species are exactly the
facts that a science , with its initial definitions , is meant to give us knowledge of .
As we have seen , the premisses of such a demonstration would give a definition
of the relevant form or essence and the conclusion would state that things of the
kind in question would have the property in question . The demonstration would ...
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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
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