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For there is an equal compatibility between its being some other colour and its
being round. On the other hand, however, in giving the example of the sum of the
angles of a triangle Locke speaks as though agreement is inseparability.
At each step of this chain there is an intuitive perception of immediate agreement.
One cannot 'by an immediate view and comparing them' know that the three
angles of a triangle are equal to two right angles. In this case the mind needs to ...
For example, equal chords subtend equal angles on their circumferences. Locke
discusses the ellipse in these terms at II.xxxi. 10-11, and distinguishes the real
essence from the properties to which it gives rise. This general 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