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So the first book of the Essay is primarily an attack on innate knowledge or
principles, rather than on innate ideas, the materials of knowledge. Against the
background of and as a preliminary to describing the original, certainty, and
extent of ...
Thus, says Locke, it is taken for granted that there are certain principles (both
speculative and practical) which are 'universally agreed upon'; and it is taken to
follow that these are 'constant Impressions, which . . . Men . . . bring into the World
18].9 There are, moreover, many propositions which no one could say are innate
— because they embody ideas which are derived from experience. '[I]f the Ideas
be not innate there was a time, when the Mind was without those Principles.
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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