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The difference in qualities of different substances, such as the yellowness of gold
and the silvery colour of lead, results from the differences in shape, size,
arrangement and state of motion of their corpuscles. It is not so easy to see how
the real ...
Boyle, as we saw in section 12, says that 'when many corpuscles do . . . convene
together as to compose any distinct body . . . then from their [size and shape] . . .
there doth emerge a certain disposition or contrivance of parts in the whole, ...
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
particles and ...
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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