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When we see a moving object the mind 'takes in' the ideas of motion and colour [
II.ii. 1] and when fire burns our bodies the 'sence of Heat, or Idea of Pain' may be '
produced in the Mind' [II.ix.2]. He says furthermore that 'Memory ... is as it were ...
minds. In Locke's view they are all, without exception, acquired from experience.
Prior to experience the mind is 'white Paper, void of all Characters, without any
Ideas' [II.i.2]. 'Experience', however, is not one single source of ideas, but two.
Locke had this problem because he accepts the Cartesian dualistic view that
there are two kinds of created substance, minds and body. How can two entirely
distinct substances of different kinds interact and affect each other? The problem
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