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In the first place there is sensation. 'Our Senses, conversant about particular
sensible Objects, do convey into the Mind, several distinct Perceptions of things .
. . [a]nd thus we come by those Ideas, we have of Yellow, White, Heat, Cold, Soft,
This distinction between the two sorts of idea is first made at II.ii.1. It qualifies the
view that all our ideas come from sensation or reflection. We are restricted to
experience for our simple ideas. But though the simple parts of a complex idea
the essential character of sensation was supposed to be the apprehension of
form without matter. The senses were supposed to receive forms without matter
as wax receives the impression of a ring without the metal. Thus seventeenth- ...
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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