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We shall consider in a while how Locke ' s distinction between ' knowledge ' and '
opinion ' is related to the older Aristotelian distinction made in the same terms .
For the moment we may note that it has in effect been acknowledged by later ...
Does it also look back to Aristotle ' s distinction between ' scientific knowledge '
and ' opinion ' ? It certainly alludes to Aristotle ' s and takes over its terminology .
Aristotle ' s distinction was a commonplace in the seventeenth century .
Mere opinion is not worth serious and systematic attention . Indeed , the very use
of the word ' system ' is out of place in connexion with ' opinion ' . It is clear ,
however , that Locke thinks that “ opinion ' is well worth having and searching
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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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