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Does it attack one which holds that knowledge does not come from experience
but is innate; or does it attack one which holds that the materials of knowledge,
ideas, are innate? Of course Locke could hardly agree with a doctrine of either
The Essays on the Law of Nature portray the doctrine of innateness as about
knowledge.2 When he asks whether there is anything innate, 'written in the souls
of men', what is meant is 'whether there are any . . . propositions inborn in the ...
We can explain such knowledge by supposing it innate. How else could we have
come to have it? That this is what Locke supposes lies behind and is the
rationale for the doctrine of innate principles is suggested by various passages.
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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