Secondary Qualities Of John Locke

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In John Locke’s essay idea is considered to be an object in which he uses for anything that a person’s sees or in which a person may be thinking of. He talks about qualities of being in one’s body in which the mind perceives on its own. Therefore quality is also a power that produces some idea in one’s mind. When he talks about “they are ideas or perception in our minds; and as they are modifications of matter in the bodies that cause such perception s in us” (E.24) keeping in mind that ideas or perception are internal operations in our minds that are perceived and reflected by ourselves. Therefore “modifications of matter” lack internal changes and are motions that our body does allowing one to perceive the object.
In John Locke’s distinction
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This allows for primary qualities to become visible in one’s mind or create an idea of that object. They are also considered as sensible qualities that are operated by motion and external in our organism. Secondary qualities are sense as colour, sounds and taste. He mentions that there might be a third sort in which allows these to barely be powers. In his essay he mentions that ideas are manifestly by impulse in which is the only way to make our body operate by both primary and secondary qualities. Secondary qualities are separable when he says that they are only modes of the primary due to a certain power that produces sensibilities in our body and creates an idea in our minds. Locke suggests that both qualities exist on their own because the object being perceived has a power that create and idea in our mind and causes sensations by touching the …show more content…
Secondary qualities are sensibility or a power in the body that allows our mind to create and idea of the object that is being perceived. In which motion and external are in our organism and these he considers as original qualities. The qualities are separable from the body because he considers that there is a motion and external that allows the body organism to perceive an idea of an object. They can also be mode of primary qualities such as bulk, figure, texture and motion and a power that produces those sensations in our body that is being perceived in our minds. Therefore I agree with John Locke’s argument of secondary and primary qualities being inseparable and separable from the body allowing them to create any type of idea in our mind and allowing the sensation of that object or idea in our body. I also agree that cold and heat are not in the body but are a power that allows our sensibility of our body to perceive an idea in our mind like the warm water being also cold in one hand because of the body’s

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