Neither Principles Nor Ideas Are Innate: Chapter I

by John Locke from “An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding” BOOK I—NEITHER PRINCIPLES NOR IDEAS ARE INNATE CHAPTER I.—NO INNATE SPECULATIVE PRINCIPLES. 1. The way shown how we come by any Knowledge, sufficient to prove it not innate. It is an established opinion amongst some men, that there are in the understanding certain INNATE PRINCIPLES; some […]