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LANGARA COLLEGE Philosophy 1101: Introduction to Philosophy Quiz #1 TIME: 30 minutes [Total: 12 marks] 1. Describe briefly what Locke means by “innate principles”. (Give the basic idea in your own words, not a direct quotation.) Innate principles are beliefs or knowledge that are somehow built into the mind’s architecture. I.e. we are born with them. [3 marks] 2. In his discussion of innate principles, Locke refers to “children and idiots”. Briefly summarise Locke’s argument here, being sure to give the conclusion. Locke assumes that innate knowledge must be universal, i.e. everyone has it. But, he notes, children and “idiots” do not believe that every event has a cause, etc. Hence such beliefs aren’t universal, and so they are not innate.
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Unformatted text preview: [3 marks] 3. How does Locke define a “secondary quality”? (Give the basic idea in your own words, not a direct quotation.) A secondary quality is one that is quite unlike how it is perceived. The idea caused by that quality, during perception, does not resemble the quality itself. [3 marks] 4. Summarise one argument by Locke for his view that our senses do not (in general) deceive us. One of the two arguments is based on the premise that perceptual ideas force themselves into our minds – we do not choose them. (I want to see the puck go in the net, but actually see it ring off the post.) Ideas we make up, mere fancies, don’t have this feature. So perceptual ideas clearly have an external cause at least. [3 marks]...
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