Unformatted text preview: The impression made upon the organs (of the senses) by eternal or worldly objects is reflection either passive or active of the human mind . All mental activities of humans are related to understanding and will . Pleasure, pain and power are produced by reflection and sensation they motivate us in the general sphere of things . While existence and unity also call upon both sensation and reflection they help to provide a clearer sense of reality . Locke states that ideas are not imprinted innately on the human mind . He is an empiricist. All human knowledge comes from experiences over a lifetime . We start off by learning from sensory ideas . We only acquire simple ideas through experience. We must experience things in order to be able to conceive them . Therefore anything we do not experience is inconceivable....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHIL 105 taught by Professor Erfani during the Fall '07 term at American.
- Fall '07