Primary qualities of bodies

such are essential to and inseparable from them.

See also: Primary

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Locke asserts that "the Ideas of primary Qualities of Bodies, are Resemblances of them, and their Patterns do really exist in the Bodies themselves; But the Ideas, produced in us by these Secondary Qualities, have no resemblance of them at all."(1) On an unsophisticated way of taking his words, he means that ideas of primary qualities are like the qualities they represent and ideas of secondary qualities are unlike the qualities they represent.(2) I will show that if we take his assertions in this unsophisticated way, our reward will be a straightforward and satisfying interpretation of the central arguments of his chapter on primary and secondary qualities.
In 2.8.15 he writes, "the Ideas of primary Qualities of Bodies, are Resemblances of them, and their patterns do really exist in the Bodies themselves" (see also 2.30.2).
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