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He therefore held that motion is impossible since there would be nowhere for
bodies to move into. Locke agrees that there is a connexion between motion and
empty space. But he reverses the direction of Parmenides' argument. Believing
If one takes what Locke says about active power in this way it would be easy to
suppose that he has in effect provided an explanation of how we are 'in the dark'
about the 'communication of motion by impulse'. On this understanding of it it ...
It follows then that even if we could get a clear idea of active power from
observation of colliding bodies we still would not find the communication or
transfer of motion intelligible. The fact that observation of colliding bodies
provides us only ...
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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