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Nelson1 Melissa Nelson Mrs. Lorenzi T.O.K. September 20, 2010 Page 393 Questions 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 11 1. a.) I agree with Locke’s statement; this is because when something is not being perceived, the shape of that object remains the same. When we perceive something, the color is almost a variable based on who perceives it and how they perceive it. When we don’t perceive something, the color is not known. The shape of an object isn’t going to change merely based upon whether it is being perceived or not. b.) I agree with Locke’s idea that you can experience shape with more than one sense, but not color. Color is a purely aesthetic component of the world. We can’t smell colors, taste colors, or feel colors. Therefore we can only experience color with one sense, sight. Shapes however, can be experienced with multiple senses. These include sight and touch. We can see different shapes that the world presents, and we can feel different shaped objects. c.) I disagree with Locke’s statement that the shape of a thing never changes, but its color does so frequently. The best example for this would be liquids. Liquids change their shape to fit whatever container they are being held in. Therefore the shape of a thing can and does change. Color changing frequently is not necessarily true. The color of an
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