Single Idea 16721

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / B. Perception / 2. Qualities in Perception / d. Secondary qualities]

Full Idea

Every alteration in secondary qualities is caused by some alteration made in the primary qualities.

Gist of Idea

Changes in secondary qualities are caused by changes in primary qualities


Giles of Orleans (On 'Generation and Corruption' [1270], I.6c)

Book Reference

Pasnau,Robert: 'Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671' [OUP 2011], p.465

A Reaction

Pasnau calls this the 'supervenience' thesis, here with the addition of causation. Was this doctrine retained by Locke and Boyle?