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But to know that something must be so and cannot be otherwise is to give a
satisfactory demonstration of it. Furthermore, to give a demonstration of
something is, the theory explains, to derive it by means of a syllogistic argument
from certain ...
A real definition gives us the means to arrive at a species' properties. Indeed ...
Just as essences give rise to those properties so definitions of those essences,
when used as premisses, give rise to conclusions about those properties. Locke
Against the background of this distinction between primary and secondary
qualities Locke goes on to give a physical explanation of perception. 'Bodies
produce Ideas in us', he says, 'by impulse' [II.viii. 11]. This is 'the only way which
we can ...
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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