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At each step of this chain there is an intuitive perception of immediate agreement.
One cannot 'by an immediate view and comparing them' know that the three
angles of a triangle are equal to two right angles. In this case the mind needs to ...
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 on the other. In the passage modes are
thought of as having a real essence which makes a unity of their properties.
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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