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These are 'identity or diversity', 'relation', 'co-existence or necessary connexion'
and 'real existence'. The first and third of these are merely special and interesting
cases of the second, 'relation'. Locke says that they are 'truly nothing but ...
Locke speaks of 'co-existence or necessary connexion'. Are these meant to be
synonyms? Sometimes they seem to be [IV.i.3, vii.5]. If they are, then to say that
the various properties of gold 'co-exist' would be to say not merely that they are
We have knowledge only when we perceive a necessary connexion between our
ideas, and there is no necessary connexion visible between our idea of gold and
the idea of dissolving in sulphuric acid. For us there can be no 'universal ...
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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