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As Lee indicates, there may be necessary truths which are not obviously true and
whose truth appears only when we reason to them from, or see them in the light
of, other necessary truths which do seem obvious. Many passages in the Essay ...
The second point concerns Locke's supposition that there are some self-evident
or obvious propositions which even the defenders of innateness would not want
to make innate. His opponents would want the truths that 'Whatsoever is, is' [I.ii.4]
... Locke's positive account of knowledge with his negative criticism of innate
knowledge in Book I. It will be remembered that Locke objected to the idea that
their innateness would satisfactorily explain why certain truths seemed obvious.
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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