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Locke speaks of co - existence or necessary connexion ' . Are these meant to be
synonyms ? Sometimes they seem to be ( IV . 1 . 3 , vii . 5 ) . If they are , then to
say that the various properties of gold ' co - exist ' would be to say not merely that
He says only that is is not a good foundation on which ' to lay the whole stress of
so important a Point ' as the existence of God ( IV . x . 7 ) . In his later criticism of it
Locke argues that ' any idea . . . barely by being in our minds , is no evidence of ...
We can have demonstrative knowledge of our own existence and of God .
Moreover , just as we can know that God exists so we know we should obey his
will . The essentials of salvation can be worked out by human reason and need
not be ...
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