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It was mentioned earlier in this section that Locke's distinction between '
knowledge' and 'opinion' looks forward to a more recent distinction between a
priori and a posteriori knowledge. Does it also look back to Aristotle's distinction
But he uses the word 'accident' at other places in the Essay and elsewhere
explicitly mentions the traditional substance/ accident distinction. This makes it
significant that he does not do so here at II.xii.4 when he is defining modes [II.xiii.
The idea that in the cases both of substances and of modes a distinction can be
drawn between a real essence and properties which flow from it is attractive and
plausible. But there are some difficulties and blemishes in it. The distinction ...
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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