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In them 'Connexions and Dependancies being not discoverable in our Ideas' [IV.
iii.29] we are 'left only to Observation and Experiment' [IV.iii.28]. In learning about
the properties of gold 'we can go no farther than particular Experience informs ...
'The Things that, as far as our Observation reaches, we constantly find to proceed
regularly, we may conclude, do act by a Law set them; but yet by a Law, that we
know not' [IV.iii.29]. We may suppose that it is universally and certainly true that ...
On the basis of observation and experience, which is all we have to go on, all we
can tell is that gold does so dissolve, not that it must. On the other hand, however,
the fact that/or us there is no 'universal certainty' about this property of gold ...
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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