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[catalogued under 18. Thought / D. Concepts / 2. Origin of Concepts / c. Nativist concepts]

Full Idea

How do you know that there is no idea of colour in a man born blind?

Gist of Idea

A blind man may still contain the idea of colour


René Descartes (Reply to Fifth Objections [1641], 363)

Book Reference

Descartes,René: 'Meditations on First Philosophy etc.', ed/tr. Cottingham,John [CUP 1986], p.79