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But, he argues, innateness is proved only if there is no other way, which surely
there is, of explaining the supposed universal consent to these principles [I.ii.3].
Moreover, the premiss is false and there are in fact no principles to which 'all ...
A third and very important case where 'we can have no universal certainty', where
'we are not capable of a philosophical Knowledge' [IV.iii.29], concerns the
qualities, powers, and operations of things in the world. It appears, for example,
For us there can be no 'universal certainty' about this property of gold. On the
basis of observation and experience, which is all we have to go on, all we can tell
is that gold does so dissolve, not that it must. On the other hand, however, the fact
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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