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A clock with a certain mechanism will , as a consequence of having that
mechanism , put on a certain outward show . Some matter with corpuscles of a
certain size , shape , and arrangement , will have certain resultant properties .
Similarly a ...
An instructive certainty , however , results from one idea being a necessary but
non - contained consequence of another : We can know then the Truth of two
sorts of Propositions , with perfect certainty ; the one is of those trifling
This means that the ideas of these properties are not contained in our idea of a
triangle – though of course they are nevertheless a necessary consequence of it .
This understanding of the difference between one idea being necessarily ...
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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
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