John Locke about words (“An Essay Concerning Human Understanding”, 1689) - This, I think, I may at least say, that we should have a great many fewer disputes in the world, if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only; and not for things themselves.
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This, I think, I may at least say, that we should have a great many fewer disputes in the world, if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only; and not for things themselves.
 John LockeAn Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1689). copy citation

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