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Date: 1690

The passive mind can no more refuse simple ideas nor alter them "when they are imprinted, nor blot them out, and make new ones in it self" than a mirror can refuse, alter, or obliterate images

— Locke, John (1632-1704)

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Date: 1693

Locke's book is "designed for a Gentleman's Son, who being then very little, I considered only as white Paper, or Wax, to be moulded and fashioned as one pleases"

— Locke, John (1632-1704)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.