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In order to do this we need to begin by noting a certain respect in which his so-far
announced aims and intentions look beyond themselves and are means to a
further end. On the second occasion when he refers to what 'gave the first Rise' to
For whatever it is we should do to acquire new knowledge the further question
will arise whether our procedure will always be successful. Book IV, chapter iii, '
The Extent of Human Knowledge', begins an answer to this further question.
There are further striking similarities in their use of the example of shadows and
light [II.viii.5/ 3.738]. Moreover Locke's explanation of how an appearance of
black can, unlike the appearance of white, have a privative cause [II.viii.2] is in
effect a ...
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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