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Descartes' view will seem very implausible unless we realise that by 'thought' he
did not just mean deliberation or some strictly intellectual activity. He took
thinking to include all forms of consciousness, anything that involved possession
of a ...
If, on the other hand, it were allowed that thought need not be conscious of itself
then the possibility would be open that we do always think, albeit unknowingly.
These initial difficulties are brought out by Locke. Let us suppose (with Descartes
an infant, and is at the same time conscious of its own thought, though afterwards
it does not remember that, because the specific forms of these thoughts do not
live in the memory' [(1) 2. 1 15]. Locke appears to be making a direct reply to this
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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