Language as a tool for communication. Locke mentions on page 818, "Without ideas, men fill one another's heads with noise and sounds; but convey not thereby their thoughts..." In relation to the notion of truth and finding it, does this mean that every person must have a relative experience of whatever it is that the speaker is talking about in order to know exactly what it is that they are talking about?
Language as a tool for attaining the truth. If language and rhetoric go hand in hand, how can we get the truth from these techniques? I think first we need to have a clear definition or at least an ideal concept of truth. According to Locke, what is the truth that we are trying to discover through rhetoric and is it really the truth? Can we ever fully attain that truth that we seek through rhetoric or language?