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We have noted that along with principles which are common to all the sciences
these real definitions of the essences of things are arrived at on the basis of
sense-experience by means of intellectual intuition. When one has for some time
Nevertheless they are, he says, examples, 'according to the common Opinion' [II.
viii.6]. The corpuscularian philosophers Epicurus and Gassendi would not have
agreed with Locke's examples. They thought that cold was a positive quality.
The suggestion that 'Locke invented common sense' met with Russell's
immediate approval. 'By God, Ryle, I believe you are right. No one ever had
Common Sense before John Locke - and no one but Englishmen have ever had
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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