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It was more broadly philosophical, and encapsulated a generalised
dissatisfaction with Scholasticism and traditional learning. Its motto 'Nullius in
Verba' ... The study itself was not called natural science but natural philosophy.
Science, as the ...
But of course the idea of a systematic and serious observationally and
experimentally based study of nature called 'natural philosophy' was one Locke
shared with others. Indeed section 4 noted that natural science as we have it
today is a ...
One important limit was that it did not extend into 'natural philosophy'. We cannot
have knowledge of the properties and powers of substances such as gold,
because there are no necessary connexions visible between the relevant ideas.
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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