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into the world with us and not learnt after experience? Locke does not explicitly
say why. But if we read between his lines and those of his contemporaries the
following answer is suggested. Some of our knowledge, specifically our
The essence of this is that 'all our Knowledge is founded; and . . . ultimately
derives it self from experience [II.i.2]. We saw that when Locke stated this view in
draft A, he reported the objection that surely there was some knowledge, our ...
[IIl.iv.1 1] An upshot of the distinction between simple and complex ideas is that
we might have ideas which were not directly given in experience. This is possible
so long as such ideas are complex and have simple parts that have been got ...
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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