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Single Idea 6486

[catalogued under 18. Thought / C. Content / 2. Ideas]

Full Idea

Ideas are whatsoever is the object of a man's understanding whenever a man thinks.

Gist of Idea

Ideas are the objects of understanding when we think


John Locke (Essay Conc Human Understanding (2nd Ed) [1694], 1.01.08)

Book Reference

Locke,John: 'Essay Concerning Human Understanding', ed/tr. Nidditch,P.H. [OUP 1979], p.47

A Reaction

Robinson quotes this to show how infuriatingly vague Locke is about ideas. Obviously they can be further analysed into a variety of mental events, ranging from inputs to reactions to judgements.