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As to the 'instrument' that would be used, this could only be either the senses or
the intellect, or both. But the senses are unreliable, they 'contradict themselves,
and their dispute is incapable of decision' ; and one man's intellect will ...
The senses were supposed to receive forms without matter as wax receives the
impression of a ring without the metal. Thus seventeenth- century accounts speak
of resemblances of the real qualities of objects being transmitted to the eye.
The suggestion that 'Locke invented common sense' met with Russell's
immediate approval. 'By God, Ryle, I believe you are right. No one ever had
Common Sense before John Locke - and no one but Englishmen have ever had
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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