Problems from Locke

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Clarendon Press, 1976 - Philosophy - 237 pages
J.L. Mackie selects for critical discussion six related topics which are prominent in John Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding: the distinction between primary and secondary qualities; representative theories of perception; substance, real essence, and nominal essence; abstract ideas, universals, and the meaning of general terms; identity, especially personal identity; and the conflict between empiricism and the doctrine of innate ideas. He examines Locke's argumentscarefully, but his chief interest is in the problems themselves, which are important for our attempt to decide what sor.

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PRIMARY AND SECONDARY QUALITIES
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s Bennetts distinction
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REPRESENTATIVE THEORIES OF PERCEPTION
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