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They distinguish various sorts of complex idea [xxii-xxv] and classify ideas into
the true and the false, the clear and the obscure, and so-on [xxix-xxxii]. Then
there are chapters about particular ideas such as 'solidity', 'personal identity', '
Minds clear, distinct and complete Ideas, as far as they are to be had, and annex
to them proper and constant Names' [IV.xii.6]. But even when we have clear ideas
in our minds and have intuitive knowledge by their means, we may still lack ...
We have no clear insight into the active power of the first ball to produce that
movement. If one takes what Locke says about active power in this way it would
be easy to suppose that he has in effect provided an explanation of how we are '
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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