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Locke’s Essay Concerning Human Understanding Innate ideas and innate knowledge
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Book IV, Ch. XIX §1. He that would seriously set upon the search of Truth, ought in the first Place to prepare his Mind with a Love of it… And I think there is this one unerring mark of it, viz. The not entertaining of any Proposition with greater assurance than the Proofs it is built upon will warrant.
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A high view of reason §4. Reason is natural Revelation , whereby the eternal Father of Light, and Fountain of all Knowledge communicates to Mankind that portion of Truth, which he has laid within reach of their natural faculties… [N.B. ‘revelation’ here means God’s words, such as the words of Jesus, or a prophet.]
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Book I, Chap. I §8. … the Word Idea … being that Term, which, I think, serves best to stand for whatsoever is the Object of the Understanding when a Man thinks, I have used it to express whatever is meant by Phantasm , Notion , Species , or whatever it is, which the Mind can be employ’d about in thinking…
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Chapter II , No innate Principles in the Mind §1. It is an established Opinion amongst some Men, That there are in the Understanding certain innate Principles ; some primary Notions … Characters, as it were stamped upon the Mind of Man, which the soul receives in its very first Being; and brings into the World with it.
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as an idea. A ‘principle’ is roughly a belief . • For Locke, there are no innate beliefs or ideas. These are two separate claims. • Are there any beliefs which are (at least
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2010 for the course PHIL 1101 taught by Professor Johns during the Fall '10 term at Langara.

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