chapter  14
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Locke on nature (and our knowledge of it)

We have now seen what Locke has to say about the contents of our minds, and about what they can do, and what they can know. Now we need to look around us: given that starting point, what can we therefore say about the world that we find ourselves in, and the sort of creature that we are? As I said in the last chapter, whether he should have or not, in practice Locke has no hesitation in telling us what lies beyond the Veil of Ideas. So what is it?