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Though Locke is actually not explicit about this , the insensible material
corpuscles do not themselves have colour , taste , or any other secondary quality
. Since an object ' s colour results from the primary qualities of its component
Another supposes similarly that Locke is saying that our perception of colour as
opposed to that of shape varies ' with the position of the observer and with his
physical and mental state ' [ O ' Connor 65 ) . Of course Locke would be wrong ...
There is no need to suppose that Locke is showing that the changes in the colour
and taste of an almond must be explained in corpuscular terms ( Bennett 103 ) .
He is doing no more than showing that they can be . Boyle , who goes into far ...
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