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In the first place there is sensation. 'Our Senses, conversant about particular
sensible Objects, do convey into the Mind, several distinct Perceptions of things .
. . [a]nd thus we come by those Ideas, we have of Yellow, White, Heat, Cold, Soft,
What he says as a preliminary to his account of the production of the idea of cold
is identical with Locke's explanation of 'why a privative cause might, in some
cases at least, produce a positive Idea': Sensation being produced in us, only by
the essential character of sensation was supposed to be the apprehension of
form without matter. The senses were supposed to receive forms without matter
as wax receives the impression of a ring without the metal. Thus seventeenth- ...
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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