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Secondary qualities are ' such Qualities , which in truth are nothing in the Objects
themselves , but Powers to produce various Sensations in us by their primary
Qualities , i . e . by the Bulk , Figure , Texture , and Motion of their insensible parts
Locke too speaks of the mistake of supposing that there is something like our
ideas of colour ' in objects ' . He too refers to the error of taking certain qualities to
be ' real ' and to ' really exist in bodies ' . Locke gave some indication that the ...
Thus seventeenthcentury accounts speak of resemblances of the real qualities of
objects being transmitted to the eye . Indeed Descartes went so far as to say that '
the principal reason ' the Scholastics posited real qualities was ' that they ...
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