John Locke's Ideas

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John Locke describes a though experiment in his essay saying, Ideas according to Locke all originate from sensation or reflection. This excerpt from Locke uses senses such as sight and taste to describe the origin of the simple idea. Locke uses a “what if” tense and imagery to describe a specific scenario in order to explain what it would be like to have no knowledge of colors or to taste a certain food for the first time. When that child becomes a man, he would see the colors such as scarlet and green based off of a comparison to black and white because he would be unfamiliar of these “new” colors. For instance a normal human would see the grass as green and blood as red, but this man would see them as darker or lighter shades of black and

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