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Does it also look back to Aristotle's distinction between 'scientific knowledge' and
'opinion'? It certainly alludes to Aristotle's and takes over its terminology.
Aristotle's distinction was a commonplace in the seventeenth century. It was
The fact 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 ...
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