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No doubt what he has in mind here is the possibility which is allowed in passing
later on in the Essay that one 'may have from the immediate hand of GOD . . .
Revelation . . . of new simple Ideas' [IV.xviii.3]. We have seen that Locke speaks
So even if we knew whether or not we are immaterial, immortality could not be
proved either way. We have, however, the guarantee of revelation that we are in
fact immortal [(5) 4.476]. The belief that it involved the heresy of human mortality ...
Revelation 48, 140f., 184 Reynolds, E. 44 Royal Society 14, 15, 34, 35, 36, 37, 40
,85,87, 104, 106, 114, 144, 147, 183, 184, 185 Rule of faith 13 Russell, B. 1 16,
185, 188 Ryle, G. 4, 185, 188 Scepticism 1 1ff.; see also Locke's scepticism ...
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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