Locke on Real Essence

[Revised entry by Jan-Erik Jones on June 4, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] The technical term 'real essence' is introduced into the philosophical lexicon by the English philosopher John Locke
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[Revised entry by Jan-Erik Jones on June 4, 2014. Changes to: Bibliography] The technical term 'real essence' is introduced into the philosophical lexicon by the English philosopher John Locke (1632 - 1704) in his An Essay Concerning Human Understanding[1] (hereafter "Essay") that was first published in London, in December of 1689. In order to...

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