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Does it attack one which holds that knowledge does not come from experience
but is innate; or does it attack one which holds that the materials of knowledge,
ideas, are innate? Of course Locke could hardly agree with a doctrine of either
So the first book of the Essay is primarily an attack on innate knowledge or
principles, rather than on innate ideas, the materials of knowledge. Against the
background of and as a preliminary to describing the original, certainty, and
extent of ...
Even after Locke's attacks on them, innate principles were not short of defenders [
Yolton 48 ff.]. It was repeatedly said that Locke portrays innateness in too crude a
fashion. Why suppose that one is born with certain principles already imprinted ...
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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