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It would be to say, for example, that gold has to be malleable. But at other times ) '
co-existence' seems ... But are they really? Whether it has any /necessity about it
or not the malleability of gold is surely not a matter of the co-existence of ideas.
It is of a collection of ideas such as those of malleability, fusibility, and so on. This
means that the ideas of malleability and fusiblity are contained in our idea of gold
. We can distinguish, too, between the real essence of a triangle, 'a figure of ...
... 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 part of it. It is trifling because the one
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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