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And to see why it is so is to understand its causes . A cause is that from which
something comes and thus that which explains why it is so and not otherwise .
Just as the starting points of a scientific demonstration must be the ' cause of the ...
Their final causes are the purposes for which they were made . ... We have just
seen that the form ( or nature or essence of something is at least one sort of
reason or cause for it . ... is to ask ' What is the reason for or cause of an eclipse ?
Efficient causes , such as the rain which makes or causes the iron to rust , or the
sun ' s heat which makes or causes it to expand , have this independence . But
formal causes are not efficient causes . There is a perfectly good sense of ' makes
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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
Origins and Aims of the Essay
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