...Berkeley’s Criticism of Locke’s theory of ion Does Berkeley’s conflict with Locke’s opinions on ion hold ground, or are they simply variations of the same thing? In my opinion, both theories are not incompatible, but hold true with only a few slight differences.
The first question that arises, of course, is what is abstraction, and where does the concept of abstract ideas come from? Locke, in his Essay concerning Human Understanding states,
“…the mind makes the particular ideas, received from particular objects, to become general; which is done by considering them as they are in the mind such appearances, separate from all other existences, and the...