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  1. Locke and Berkeley on Abstract Ideas: From the Point of View of the Theory of Reference.Yasuhiko Tomida - 2022 - Philosophia 50 (4):2161-2182.
    In the Essay Locke argues abstract ideas within the framework of the descriptivist theory of reference. For him, abstract ideas are, in many cases, conceptual ideas that play the role of “descriptions” or “descriptive contents,” determining general terms’ referents. In contrast, in the introduction of the Principles, Berkeley denies Lockean abstract ideas adamantly from an imagistic point of view, and he offers his own theory of reference seemingly consisting of referring expressions and their referents alone. However, interestingly, he mentions a (...)
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  2. Sobre el “triángulo general” de Locke, de Evert Willem Berth.Javier Fuentes - 2021 - Con-Textos Kantianos 14:107-134.
    Sobre el “triángulo general” de Locke, de Evert Willem Berth.
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  3. Locke, Arnauld, and Abstract Ideas.Kenneth L. Pearce - 2019 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 27 (1):75-94.
    A great deal of the criticism directed at Locke's theory of abstract ideas assumes that a Lockean abstract idea is a special kind of idea which by its very nature either represents many diverse particulars or represents separately things that cannot exist in separation. This interpretation of Locke has been challenged by scholars such as Kenneth Winkler and Michael Ayers who regard it as uncharitable in light of the obvious problems faced by this theory of abstraction. Winkler and Ayers argue (...)
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  4. I think something that you do not think, and that is red. John Locke and George Berkeley over abstract ideas and Kant's logical abstractionism.Alexander Aichele - 2012 - Kant Studien 103 (1):25-46.
    The paper discusses Berkeley's classical critique of Locke's theory of generating concepts by abstraction, rebuts it, and shows that endorses Lockean abstractionism concerning the formation of empirical concepts.
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  5. Abstraction and the Origin of General Ideas.Stephen Laurence & Eric Margolis - 2012 - Philosophers' Imprint 12:1-22.
    Philosophers have often claimed that general ideas or representations have their origin in abstraction, but it remains unclear exactly what abstraction as a psychological process consists in. We argue that the Lockean aspiration of using abstraction to explain the origins of all general representations cannot work and that at least some general representations have to be innate. We then offer an explicit framework for understanding abstraction, one that treats abstraction as a computational process that operates over an innate quality space (...)
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  6. Words and Images: An Essay on the Origin of Ideas.Christopher Gauker - 2011 - Oxford University Press.
    At least since Locke, philosophers and psychologists have usually held that concepts arise out of sensory perceptions, thoughts are built from concepts, and language enables speakers to convey their thoughts to hearers. Christopher Gauker holds that this tradition is mistaken about both concepts and language. The mind cannot abstract the building blocks of thoughts from perceptual representations. More generally, we have no account of the origin of concepts that grants them the requisite independence from language. Gauker's alternative is to show (...)
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  7. Locke, ideas and abstraction: A reply to Yasuhiko Tomida.Jonathan Walmsley - 2007 - Locke Studies 7:173-205.
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  8. O triângulo geral de Locke ea consideração parcial de Berkeley.Bento Prado Neto - 2005 - Doispontos 1 (2).
  9. 'Separation'of ideas reconsidered: A response to Jonathan Walmsley.Yasuhiko Tomida - 2005 - Locke Studies 5:39-56.
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  10. General ideas and the knowability of essence: Interpretations of Locke's theory of knowledge.Maurilio Lovatti - 2004 - Dissertation, Oxford, Tercentenary John Locke Conference (April 2-4, 2004)
    Widespread amongst scholars is the legend according to which Locke shows a strong aversion to abstract ideas, similar to that of Berkley in the Treatise. This legend is endorsed by influential commentators on Locke. He does not even propose the reduction of ideas to mental pictures (a reduction which in Berkeley and Hume will form the base of the negation of the existence of abstract ideas in the mind). Locke is not in the least afraid of abstract ideas; his constant (...)
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  11. Ideas, General Reference and Abstraction in Locke's Essay.Christopher Joseph Panza - 2002 - Dissertation, The University of Connecticut
    In Book III of the Essay, Locke says that general terms are capable of referring to more than one particular thing. How does general reference work? The basic Lockean view of language suggests that words refer by evoking in the mind an idea---or mental intermediary---that stands in just the right relationship to the object the word is said to refer to. So a word refers by standing for an idea which itself is a sign for the right object in the (...)
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  12. Are Locke’s Abstract Ideas Fictions?Sally Ferguson - 1999 - Review of Metaphysics 53 (1):129 - 140.
    JOHN YOLTON HAS CONTRIBUTED A Locke Dictionary as a recent addition to his many works on the life and philosophy of John Locke. In the entries on “abstraction” and on “abstract or general ideas ” in that text, Yolton makes some rather bold assertions. He argues that, despite Berkeley’s attack on Locke’s theory of abstract or general ideas, Locke’s theory is in fact quite similar to Berkeley’s own account. In the course of this discussion, Yolton concludes that, for Locke, abstract (...)
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  13. Locke on abstraction: A response to M. R. Ayers.Jonathan Walmsley - 1999 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 7 (1):123 – 134.
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  14. Philosophie des ressemblances contre philosophie des universaux chez Locke.Geneviève Brykman - 1995 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 100 (4):439 - 454.
    Tandis que l'histoire de la philosophie est traversée par la dichotomie entre le réalisme des universaux et le nominalisme, on tend à négliger la position intermédiaire — le conceptualisme — dont on a fait de Locke le plus illustre représentant, mais qu'on a tenu pour disqualifié par les célèbres critiques de Berkeley ou Leibniz. On peut cependant montrer que le conceptualisme est doublé d'une ontologie sous-jacente qui pourrait fournir aux philosophes contemporains une alternative originale à la philosophie des universaux. Whereas (...)
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  15. Abstraction and Abstractionism.R. Gallie - 1994 - Locke Studies 25:63.
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  16. Locke on the Making of Complex Ideas.M. Losonsky - 1994 - Locke Studies 25.
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  17. Reid’s Answer to Abstract Ideas.Susan V. Castagnetto - 1992 - Journal of Philosophical Research 17:39-60.
    The doctrine of abstract ideas contains Locke’s views on the nature of generality and how we think in general terms-the nature of universals, of general concepts, and how we classify. While Reid rejects abstract ideas, he accepts Locke’s insight that we have an ability to abstract. In this paper, I show how Reid preserves Locke’s insight, while providing a more versatile and forward-looking account of universals and concepts than Locke was able to give.Reid replaces abstract ideas with what he calls (...)
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  18. Locke's Triangles.N. G. E. Harris - 1988 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 18 (1):31 - 41.
    One of the most frequently discussed passages from Locke's An Essay Concerning the Human Understanding is that which occurs in IV.vii.9, where he writes:… the Ideas first in the Mind, ‘tis evident, are those of particular Things, from whence, by slow degrees, the Understanding proceeds to some few general ones; which being taken from the ordinary and familiar Objects of Sense, are settled in the Mind, with general Names to them. Thus particular Ideas are first received and distinguished, and so (...)
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  19. Abstraction and the 'Esse' is 'Percipi' Thesis.David William Drebushenko - 1987 - Dissertation, The Ohio State University
    The dissertation is divided into two parts. In Part One, Locke's theory of abstract general ideas is introduced and it is explained how it is to be used in giving an account of how certain common nouns refer. In the second chapter, Berkeley's attack on the theory of abstract ideas is described. In the third chapter, a defense of the doctrine proposed by J. L. Mackie is considered. It is argued that this fails as it stands, but the chapter goes (...)
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  20. Locke e la discussione sugli universali.Dino Buzzetti - 1982 - In Dino Buzzetti & Maurizio Ferriani (eds.), La grammatica del pensiero. Logica, linguaggio e conoscenza nell' età dell' Illuminismo. il Mulino. pp. 213-257.
  21. Berkeley's theory of abstract ideas.C. C. W. Taylor - 1978 - Philosophical Quarterly 28 (111):97-115.
    While claiming to refute locke's theory of abstract ideas, Berkeley himself accepts a form of abstractionism. Locke's account of abstraction is indeterminate between two doctrines: 1) abstract ideas are representations of paradigm instances of kinds, 2) abstract ideas are schematic representations of the defining features of kinds. Berkeley's arguments are directed exclusively against 2, And refute only a specific version of it, Which there is no reason to ascribe to locke; berkeley himself accepts abstract ideas of the former type. Locke's (...)
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  22. Sémiotique et abstraction : de Locke à Condillac.François Duchesneau - 1976 - Philosophiques 3 (2):147-166.
  23. The "experimentum crucis" in Locke's doctrine of abstraction.William L. Reese - 1960 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 21 (4):490-500.
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  24. Locke's abstract ideas.Willis Doney - 1955 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 16 (3):406-409.
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  25. Locke's abstract ideas.John Linnell - 1955 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 16 (3):400-405.
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  26. 'Abstraction and representation in Locke, Berkeley and Hume'.Alexander Stewart - unknown