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It is generally agreed that what Locke says about intuition and demonstration has
obvious and close affinities with Descartes' doctrine about the way in which
knowledge is to be acquired.1 Descartes was much impressed by the fact that of
As he makes explicit elsewhere, he has in mind here Descartes and his followers
[IV.vii.12, (1) 42-3, 78, 100]. In the Principles Descartes distinguished two kinds of
created things or substances: soul or mind or spirit, and body. Each has 'one ...
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 ...
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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