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It was mentioned earlier in this section that Locke's distinction between '
knowledge' and 'opinion' looks forward to a more recent distinction between a
priori and a posteriori knowledge. Does it also look back to Aristotle's distinction
... that there is no necessary connexion visible need not mean that there is not
one there. So while for the Scholastic tradition 'opinion' concerns contingencies,
for Locke it concerns what to us seem like contingencies, but what in reality may ...
Nevertheless they are, he says, examples, 'according to the common Opinion' [II.
viii.6]. The corpuscularian philosophers Epicurus and Gassendi would not have
agreed with Locke's examples. They thought that cold was a positive quality.
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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