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It is not immediately obvious that the angles of a triangle equal two right ones .
But he gives no detail about the example . However some of the requisite
intermediate ideas , or “ proofs ' ( IV . 1 . 3 ) , or ' mediums ' ( IV . xvii . 15 ) come to
mind if ...
Triangles , for example , all permanently have angles equal to two right angles .
But having angles of this size is no part of the essence or definition of a triangle .
The complete essence of a triangle is to be a three - sided plane figure . But there
Locke intends there to be a parallel between modes such as triangles on the one
hand , and gold and the Strasbourg clock ... There is a clear and workable
distinction between the characteristic features of a triangle ( and of other
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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
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