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According to Aristotle it is not innate but is acquired, ultimately from sense-
experience, by means of a faculty of 'intellectual intuition'. Experience of
particular instances of some first principle leads us to grasp its general truth
We have seen in this section how Locke thinks we can't do it. We can now return
to where we left matters at the end of the last section and see how he thinks we
can. Notes 4 J. Barnes, 'Aristotle's Theory of Demonstration', Articles on Aristotle,.
Does it also look back to Aristotle's distinction between 'scientific knowledge' and
'opinion'? It certainly alludes to Aristotle's and takes over its terminology.
Aristotle's distinction was a commonplace in the seventeenth century. It was
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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