Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Locke , John (1853), An essay concerning human understanding. With the notes and illustr. of the author, and analysis of his doctrine of ideas, Retrieved on 2013-04-27
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    27 APR 2013

     Molyneux's problem

    I shall here insert a problem of that very ingenious and studious promoter of real knowledge, the learned and worthy Mr. Molyneux, which he was pleased to send me in a letter some months since; and it is this:- "Suppose a man born blind, and now adult, and taught by his touch to distinguish between a cube and a sphere of the same metal, and nighly of the same bigness, so as to tell, when he felt one and the other, which is the cube, which the sphere. Suppose then the cube and sphere placed on...
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    A blind person, familiar with a cube and sphere by touch, is made to see. Without touching the objects, would they be able to distinguish them by sight?

    14 OCT 2021

     The Mind as a Blank Slate

    1. Idea is the object of thinking.—Every man being conscious to himself that he thinks, and that which his mind is applied about whilst thinking being the ideas that are there, it is past doubt that men have in their minds several ideas, such as are those expressed by the words, “whiteness, hardness, sweetness, thinking, motion, man, elephant, army, drunkenness,” and others. It is in the first place then to be enquired, How he comes by them? I know it is a received doctrine, that men ha...
    Folksonomies: enlightenment reason
    Folksonomies: enlightenment reason
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