Ideas from 'On 'Generation and Corruption'' by Giles of Orleans [1270], by Theme Structure

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12. Knowledge Sources / B. Perception / 2. Qualities in Perception / d. Secondary qualities
Changes in secondary qualities are caused by changes in primary qualities
                        Full Idea: Every alteration in secondary qualities is caused by some alteration made in the primary qualities.
                        From: Giles of Orleans (On 'Generation and Corruption' [1270], I.6c)
                        A reaction: Pasnau calls this the 'supervenience' thesis, here with the addition of causation. Was this doctrine retained by Locke and Boyle?