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jnpdal real essence or attribute unease about it to Locke. It stems from the simple
fact that modes are not substances. Modal real essences can hardly be just like
substantial real essences. They can hardly be arrangements of corpus_cles^ ...
Locke intends there to be a parallel between modes such as triangles on the one
hand, and gold and the Strasbourg clock on the other. In the passage modes are
thought of as having a real essence which makes a unity of their properties.
[real and nominal essences] are always the same: But in Substances, always
quite different'. The answer should now be clear. There is a coincidence between
nominal and real essence when our idea of a certain kind of thing, what we mean
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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