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innate ideas

Ideas which exist, pre-formed, in the mind at birth.
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8) This very tension induced the development in the later Stoa towards an innatism that emancipated the criterial function proper from the genetic aspect and was embedded in a doctrine of emanation and illumination in Neoplatonic philosophy.
When children are in the process of acquiring their first language, these are some pieces of evidence that may support innatism.
One might, for instance, try to use contrasts to illuminate Cartesian innatism and its motivations.
French appropriation of Locke's Essai philosophique sur l'entendement humain was governed by a three-fold pattern: 1) concentration on Locke's rejection of innatism, 2) fixation on the thinking matter hypothesis, and 3) focus on Locke's criteria for judging the veracity of religious dogma: Gabriel Bonno, La Culture et la Civilisation Britannique devant I'opinion francaise de la paix d'Utrecht aux Lettres philosophiques (1713-1734) (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1948), 86.
generally Halla Kim, Locke on Innatism, 3 LOCKE STUD.
To Hazlitt, any trace of non-empirical argument about the nature of knowledge smacks of innatism, and this applies to Kant's account of synthesis a priori.
Crude innatism, sometimes gussied up as human nature, is his Archimedean rock.
Otherwise, the classical difficulties of innatism in guaranteeing the essential active dimension of knowing would be represented, to the benefit of the pure objectivity of the concept.
It is conventional in its scope and content, with subsections devoted to Locke's life, the Essay's composition, innatism, ideas, qualities, substances, language, general terms and abstraction, real and nominal essences, knowledge, certainty, the extent of knowledge, and the Essay's legacy.