Phl 302
Dr. Uzgalis
Winter 1996



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READING GUIDE: LOCKE'S ESSAY BK II sec. 1-12

Due in class on Tuesday,

  1. According to Locke Idea stands for:
    a. the physical basis of mind.
    b. the essence of the mind.
    c. the object of the understanding when a man thinks.
    d. the process of reflection

  2. Locke holds that perception of ideas is to the soul what motion is to the body. It follows that:
    a. the soul need not always think (as Descartes claimed).
    b. thinking is an essential property of souls.
    c. as bodies are always in motion, so souls must always be perceiving ideas. d. both b and c.

  3. Simple ideas are such that:
    a. they can be created but not destroyed by the mind.
    b. each of them contains one uniform appearance.
    c. they can be neither created not destroyed by the mind.
    d. both b and c.

  4. Solidity:
    a. means the same as impenetrability.
    b. means the same as extension.
    c. is a simple idea which we know by both reflection and sensation.
    d. is a complex idea.

  5. Extension, figure, rest and motion are all:
    a. received from sensation and relfection.
    b. ideas received from more than one sense.
    c. complex ideas.
    d. ideas of reflection.

  6. The ideas of existence and unity:
    a. like delight and uneasiness are simple ideas of reflection.
    b. like delight and uneasiness are ideas received from both sensation and reflection.
    c. like taste and color are secondary ideas.
    d. are only properties of ideas.

  7. The power objects have to produce ideas in us Locke calls:
    a. comple ideas.
    b. qualities.
    c. primary qualities.
    d. secondary qualities.

  8. The distinction between primary and secondary qualities is that:
    a. Primary qualities are really nothing in the object, while secondary qualities are really in the objects.
    b. Primary qualities are inseperable from the object, while secondary qualities are really nothing in the object but powers to produce sensations in us by their primary qualities.
    c. Primary qualities are inseperable from the object, while secondary qualities are qualities like size, motion or rest which can be removed by dividing the object.
    d. the ideas of primary qualities do not resemble primary qualities, while the ideas of secondary qualities do resemble the qualities in the object.

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