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In moving on to this Locke carefully distinguishes between the qualities of objects
and the perceptions and sensations, the ideas, which those qualities produce in
our minds. He thus makes quite clear that the primary/secondary distinction ...
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 not ...
and secondary qualities is to take him to mean that whereas we do not fall into
perceptual error about, say, the shape of things we do about, say, their colour [
Aaron 126]. Another supposes similarly that Locke is saying that our perception
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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