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Locke on Substance and Power

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHILOS 2XX3
Professor
Mark Johnstone
Semester
Winter

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Locke on Substance and PowerOur Ideas of Powers Locke We have ideas of things as having powers to affect other things in various waysWe frequently observe one event following another and develop the idea that one causes the other ex fire has the power to melt ice it causes ice to melt and we get the idea that it has such a power by repeatedly observing thisPowers are Active and Passive Active powers has the power to act ex the candle to melt the wax and Passive powers has the ability to be affected ex the wax has the passive power of being able to be meltedWe get the idea from observing repeatedly Locke thinks
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