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Apparently, then, 'maxims' or 'principles' are self-evident truths of great generality
and abstractness. In fact they form an element of the Aristotelian theory of scientia
or scientific demonstration which was mentioned at the end of the last section.
Scientific knowledge is knowledge that something must be so and cannot be
otherwise. ... Just as the starting points of a scientific demonstration must be the '
cause' of the conclusion so what these premisses record must be the cause of
In such cases the aim of a scientific demonstration would be the productign^
ofajyllogistic argument such that the derivation of the_cpjiclu5iojnLjrprn_jhe^
premisses mirrored the 'flowing' of the property from the form. As we have seen,
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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