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What he says passes almost unnoticed now , and the vast amount of comment
this chapter has provoked is focussed entirely on the second of its two topics ,
that of primary and secondary qualities . In moving on to this Locke carefully ...
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
Since an object ' s colour results from the primary qualities of its component
particles and their consequent texture , single corpuscles can have no colour .
But though imperceptible corpuscles have only primary qualities , primary
qualities are ...
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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
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