Differences, Or The Rudiments Of Non Identity

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differences, or the rudiments of non-identity (Strawson 36). Identity is not a special type of relationship of the substantial essence, and knowledge is, in the Locke 's point of view, knowledge about the type of relationship and the essence, since we are talking about identity, forms, mechanisms of its maintenance. However, the specificity of the “identity” categories as forms of knowledge is not absolute; it has almost all the features which are inherent to other forms of knowledge such as concepts, the fact of a scientific theory, a scientific picture of the objective world, etc. Locke believes that “when therefore we demand whether anything be the SAME or no, it refers always to something that existed such a time in such a place, which it was certain, at that instant, was the same with itself, and no other” (Locke 2). As it is seen, the identity in the philosophy for a long time was not problematize as a separate issue, and appeared as a fundamental characteristic of being. Or rather, identity appeared as a prerequisite for understanding the holistic unity of the world, as well as a guide in the quest for knowledge of the Absolute Idea, God, universal structures, and their identity. Locke strongly believed that identity is to be connected with consciousness of a person, or a man. Thus, it is important to analyze the following passage from the Locke 's book,
“For it is by the consciousness it has of its present thoughts and actions, that it is SELF TO ITSELF now, and so…
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