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Though Locke is actually not explicit about this , the insensible material
corpuscles do not themselves have colour , taste , or any other secondary quality
. Since an object ' s colour results from the primary qualities of its component
It shows itself in Locke ' s case in the claims that our ideas of secondary qualities
are not the “ likeness of something existing without us ' , and that the ideas
produced in us by these secondary qualities have no resemblance of them at all '
( II ...
Locke also has it in mind when he denies there to be resemblance between
certain of our ideas and the qualities of which ... According to this interpretation
Locke ' s examples are intended to show that our perception of secondary
qualities is ...
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