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First there is the question of the agent, the criterion 'by whom' truth is discovered
or judged. Then there is the question of the instrument, the criterion 'by means of
which' the agent discovers or judges of the truth. Third, there is the question of ...
Book IV, chapter xii, 'On the Improvement of Knowledge', begins an answer. The
question is closely connected with the one Locke set himself at the beginning of
the Essay about whether there are any limits to the possible extent of knowledge.
As we have seen, the premisses of such a demonstration would give a definition
of the relevant form or essence and the conclusion would state that things of the
kind in question would have the property in question. The demonstration would ...
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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