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The Foundations of Knowledge and the Logic of Substance: The Structure of Locke's General Philosophy

In Vere Chappell (ed.), Locke. Oxford University Press (1998)

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  1. Toward 'Perfect Collections of Properties': Locke on the Constitution of Substantial Sorts.Lionel Shapiro - 1999 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 29 (4):551-593.
    Locke's claims about the "inadequacy" of substance-ideas can only be understood once it is recognized that the "sort" represented by such an idea is not wholly determined by the idea's descriptive content. The key to his compromise between classificatory conventionalism and essentialism is his injunction to "perfect" the abstract ideas that serve as "nominal essences." This injunction promotes the pursuit of collections of perceptible qualities that approach ever closer to singling out things that possess some shared explanatory-level constitution. It is (...)
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  • Our Identity and the Separability of Persons and Organisms.Ingmar Persson - 1999 - Dialogue 38 (3):519-.
  • John Locke on Passion, Will and Belief.Michael Losonsky - 1996 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 4 (2):267 – 283.