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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 seventeenth- century 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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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