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Essay Concerning Human Understanding

John Locke

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Which of the following is not a kind of idea according to Locke's classification?

On Locke's account of knowledge, what does all knowledge ultimately boil down to?

What is Locke's first target of attack in the Essay?

On Locke's theory of meaning, to what do words refer?

Which of the following would Locke consider a possible object of knowledge in the strictest sense?

Which of the following is not a method of determining agreement or disagreement between our ideas according to Locke?

According to Locke, a substance is determined by its level of:

Which of the following would not count as a secondary quality according to Locke?

Which of the following does Locke not include among the marks that distinguish sensations from all other ideas?

Which of the following would not count as an abstract general idea according to Locke?

To which of the following does the phrase "veil of perception" refer?

Which of the following would Locke consider the best analogy to the human mind?

Which of the following is not a bee in Locke's bonnet?

Which of the following does not state a true fact about Locke's theory of mind?

What does the phrase "transparency of the mental" refer to?

Which of the following does Locke compare color and smell to?

Why does Locke invoke the image of an almond being pounded with a pestle?

Which of the following ideas does Locke consider to be the likeliest candidate for innateness?

Which of the following statements about real essences is true according to Locke?

What scientific view did Locke call most plausible in the Essay?

What is an adequate idea?

Which of the following is not a mode according to Locke?

What is a false idea?

What kind of idea does Locke consider our idea of the infinite?

What best describes Locke's assessment of the notion of a substratum?

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