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It is generally agreed that what Locke says about intuition and demonstration has
obvious and close affinities with Descartes' doctrine about the way in which
knowledge is to be acquired.1 Descartes was much impressed by the fact that of
But to know that something must be so and cannot be otherwise is to give a
satisfactory demonstration of it. Furthermore, to give a demonstration of
something is, the theory explains, to derive it by means of a syllogistic argument
from certain ...
It can hardly be got by reason and demonstration. So is it acquired in some other
way, or is it innate? According to Aristotle it is not innate but is acquired,
ultimately from sense-experience, by means of a faculty of 'intellectual intuition'.
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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