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According to the theory all knowledge rests on certain primary and
undemonstrable axioms or principles . We must have knowledge of these before
anything else can be known . We have seen that in Book I Locke argues against
the version of ...
They are not absolutely unformed or primary matter ( materia prima ) . They are ,
after all , bronze , or flesh and bones . They should be thought of as secondary
matter ( materia secunda ) . This is itself a composite out of primary matter and a ...
Since an object ' s colour results from the primary qualities of its component
particles and their consequent texture , single corpuscles can have no colour .
But though imperceptible corpuscles have only primary qualities , primary
qualities are ...
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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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