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We have knowledge only when we perceive a necessary connexion between our
ideas , and there is no necessary connexion visible between our idea of gold and
the idea of dissolving in sulphuric acid . For us there can be no ' universal ...
tion that we can apprehend necessary instructive agreements and
disagreements between concepts ' . There is ' little difficulty in appreciating the
necessary truth of trifling propositions , but we must view as problematic at best
the purported ...
This means that the ideas of these properties are not contained in our idea of a
triangle – though of course they are nevertheless a necessary consequence of it .
This understanding of the difference between one idea being necessarily ...
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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
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