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On the one hand he certainly does not think that we know that gold dissolves in
sulphuric acid. We have knowledge only when we perceive a necessary
connexion between our ideas, and there is no necessary connexion visible
between our ...
To begin with, just as there are typical features of the Strasbourg-type clock so
there are easily observable and typical properties or qualities of gold. There are
typical behaviour patterns of horses. Gold is yellow, malleable, fusible, soluble in
It is instructive because the one idea is not contained in the other. Our knowledge
that gold is malleable is triflingly certain [III.vi.50, IV.vi.90]. It is certain because the
idea of malleability is a necessary consequence of our idea of gold, for it is a ...
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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