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ţions known before these

not their internal.prin-
universal maxims.

20. One and one equal to two, 8. Copscience no proof of
&c. not general, nor useful,

any innate moral rule.

9. Instances of enormities

21. These maxims not being

practised without re-

known sometimes till pro-


posed, proves them not in-

10. Men have contrary prac.


tical principles.

22. Implicitly known before

11-13. Whole nations reject seves

propofing,lignifies, that the

ral moral rules.

mind is capable of under- 14. Those who maintain in-
ftanding them, or else lig-

nate practical principles,
nifies nothing.

tell us not what they are.
23. The argument of affenting 15-19. Lord Herbert's innate
on first hearing, is upon a

principles examined.
false fuppofition of Do pre- 20. Obj. Innate principles
cedent teaching.

may be corrupted, an-
24. Not innate, because not


universally affented to.

21. Contrary principles in the

25. These maxims not the first



22-26. How men commonly come

26. And so not innate.

by their principles.

27. Not innate, because they

27. Principles must be exa-

appear least, where what


is innate, shows itself


28. Recapitulation


Other confiderations about innate

principles, both speculative and

No innate practical principles. practical.


1. No moral principles fo 1. Principles not innate, un-
clear and fo generally re-

less their ideas be innate.

ceived as the fore-menti- 2, 3. Ideas, especially those be-

oned speculative maxims.

longing to principles, not

2. Faith and justice not own.

born with children.

ed as principles by all 4, 5. Identity, an idea not in-

3. Obj. Though men deny 6. Whole and part, not ine

them in their practice, yet

nate ideas.

they admit them in their 7. Idea of worship not in-

thoughts, answered.

4. Moral rules need a proof, 8-11. Idea of God, not innate.

ergo, not innate.

12. Suitable to God's good.

5. Instance in keeping com-

ness, that all men should


have an idea of him,

6. Virtue generally approved,

therefore naturally im-
not because indate, but be-

printed by him; age

cause profitable.


. Men's actions convince us, 13-16. Ideas of God, various in

that the rule of virtue is

different men.

87. If the idea of God be

21. Principles not innate, be-

not innate, no other can

cause of little use, or lit-

be supposed innate.

tle certainty.

18. Idea of substance not in. 22. Difference of men's dir.

coveries depends upon the
19. No propofitions can be

different applications of

innate, since no ideas are

their faculties.


23. Men must think and know

20. No ideas are remembered,

for themselves.

till after they have been 24. Whence the opinion of in-


nate principles.

25. Conclusion


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8-10. Ideas of fenfation often

changed by the judgment.
11-14. Perception puts the diffe-

Of complex ideas.
rence between animals and


inferior beings.

1. Made by the mind out of

15. Perception the inlet of

fimple ones.


2. Made voluntarily.

3. Are either modes, sub-


Atances, or relations.

4. Modes.

Of retention.

5. Simple and mixed modes.


6. Subitances single or col.

1. Contemplation.


2. Memory.

7. Relation,

3. Attention, repetition, plea- 8. The abstruseft ideas from
sure and pain, fix ideas.

the two sources.

4, . Ideas fade in the memory.

6. Conftantly repeated idea


can scarce be lost.

7. In remembering, the mind Of space and its simple modes.

is often active.


8, 9. Two defects in the me-

1. Simple modes.

mory, oblivion and flow.

2. Idea of fpace.


3. Space and extension,

so. Brutes have memory.

4. Immensity.

5, 6. Figúre.

C H A P. XI.

11-14 Extenfion and body not

Of difcerning, &c.

the same.


15. The definition of exten-
1. No knowledge without it.

fion, or of space, does not
2. The difference of wit and

explain it.


16. Division of beings into

3. Clearness alonc 'hinders

bodies and spirits proves


not body and space the

14. Comparing.


5. Brutes compare but im. 17, 18. Substance, which we know


not, no proof against space

6. Compounding.

without body.

7. Brutes compound but lit- 19, 20. Substance and accidents

of little use in philo-

8. Naming


9. Abltraction.

21. A vacuum beyond the ut-

so, ri. Brutes abstract not.

'moft bounds of body.

iz, 13. Idiots and mad men.

22. The power of annihilation

proves a vacuum.

15. These are the beginnings 23

Motion proves a vacuum.
of human knowledge.

24. The ideas of space and
16. Appeal to experience.

body diftinct.

17. Dark room,

25, 26. Extension being insepara-

ble from body, proves it

not the fame.


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27. Ideas of space and folidity

CHAP. XV. distinct, 28. Men differ little in clear Of duration and expansion confimple ideas,

fidered together. SECT.

1. Both capable of greater Ç HA P. XIV.

and less. Of duration and its fimple modes. 2. Expansion not bounded by SECT.

matter. 1. Doration is fleeting ex

3. Nor duration by motion, tension.

4. Why men more easily ad2-4. Its idea from reflection

mit infinite duration, than
on the train of our ideas.

infinite expansion
5. The idea of duration ap- 3. Time to duration, is as
plicable to things while

place to expansion.
we sleep.

6. Time and place are taken 6-8. The idea of succession not

for so much of either as from motion.

are set out by the ex9-11. The train of ideas has a

iftence and motion of bocertain degree of quick

dies. ness.

7. Sometimes for so much of 12. This train, the measure of

either as we delign by other successions.

measure taken from the 13-15. The mind cannot fix long

bulk or motion of bo. on one invariable idea.

dies. 16. Ideas, however made, in, 8, They belong to all be. clude no sense of mo

ings. tion,

9. All the parts of extension, 17. Time is duration set out

are extension; and all the by measures.

parts of dusațion are du. 18. A good measure of time

mult divide its whole du. 10. Their parts inseparable.
ration into equal periods.

11. Duration is as a line, ex. 19. The revolutions of the sun

pansion as a solid. and moon, the properest

12. Duration has never two measures of time.

parts together, expansion 20. But not by their motion,

all together,
bus periodical appear.

21, No two parts of duration
can be certainly known to

Of number.

SECT. 22. Time not the measure of 1. Number, the fimpleft and motion.

most universal idea. 23. Minutes, bours, and years, 2. Its modes made by adnot necessary measures of

dition. duration.

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3. Each mode distinct. 24–26. Our measure of time ap- 4. Therefore demonstrations plicable to dyration before

in numbers the moft pretime.

cise. 27-30. Eternity,

5, 6. Names necessary to num



7. Why

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