Ep. 258: Locke on Acquiring Simple Ideas (Part Two)

Ep. 258: Locke on Acquiring Simple Ideas (Part Two)

By Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

Tuesday, 15 December

Continuing on Book II (through ch. 20) of John Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1689).

How do we acquire our ideas of pain and pleasure, duration and motion? We talk primary (shape, size) and secondary (color, sound) qualities, the former of which are supposed to be actually in objects, and the latter just in our mind. Plus, is Locke really an atomist about experience?

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