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Lockean Ideas, Some Details

Jonathan Bennett

in Learning from Six Philosophers Volume 2

Published in print February 2001 | ISBN: 9780198250920
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597060 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198250924.003.0002

Series: Learning from Six Philosophers (2 Volumes)

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Lockean ideas (especially complex ones) are sometimes regarded as images, sometimes not, especially when Locke grants them logical structure. His two accounts of abstract ideas, Berkeley's attacks on them, and Hume's variant on one of those attacks is covered. How ideas relate to concepts in Locke's thought and his strong tendency to identify ideas with qualities is also described.

Keywords: abstract idea; Berkeley; concept; Hume; idea; image; Locke; quality

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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