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Locke, John
 
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Rationalism II 188
VsRationalism / Arndt: confusion between the simple and the general! Obscured the debate about the analyticity criterion - made falsely seem possible the derivation of properties from essential concepts - LockeVs: he avoids this by distinguishing: ascent (bottom-up): in the formation of ideas by abstraction from particular to general (from the individual to species and genus) - descent (top-down) reducing the composite (complex ideas) to the simple.

Loc II
J. Locke
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding


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