three degrees of Knowledge, viz. Intuitive, Demonstrative, and Sensitive (Locke)

John Locke <http://www.friesian.com/locke.htm >. Locke distinguished
“/three degrees of Knowledge, viz. Intuitive, Demonstrative, and
Sensitive/” [/An Essay Concerning Human Understanding/, Book IV, Chapter
II, §14, “Sensitive Knowledge of particular Existence”]. In this system,
“intuitive” knowledge is self-evident, by which, in Locke’s own example,
we know of our own existence, with a Cartesian certainty.
“Demonstrative” knowledge is that which can be established by logical
proof, by which Locke believed that the existence of God could be
established. Finally, “sensitive” knowledge is that by which through
perception we are acquainted with “/the particular existence of finite
Beings/.”

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