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But even without imagining more of its kind ever being built we can think or speak
of the kind of clock of which the one in Strasbourg was the only one. We could,
that is to say, speak of 'Strasbourg-type clocks'. We could use these words as the
Strasbourg-type clock. The real essence of a given type is whatever it is about
things of that type which gives them the properties and characteristics of that type.
It is that 'on which all the properties of the Species depend, and from which alone
There is a coincidence between nominal and real essence when our idea of a
certain kind of thing, what we mean by the ... Just as an horologist knows the real
essence of a Strasbourg-type clock so we know the real essence of geometrical ...
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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