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1. Particles connect parts, or whole sentences together.
2. In them consists the art of well speaking.
6. This matter but lightly touched here.
1. Abstract terms not predicable one of another, and why.
OF THE IMPERFECTION OF WORDS.
1. Words are used for recording and communicating our
2. Any words will serve for recording.
3. Communication by words, civil or philosophical.
4. The imperfection of words, is the doubtfulness of their
5. Causes of their imperfection.
they stand for are so complex.
7. Secondly, because they have no standards.
8. Propriety not a sufficient remedy.
9. The way of learning these names contributes also to their
10. Hence unavoidable obscurity in ancient authors.
11. Names of substances of doubtful signification.
cannot be known.
well for philosophical use.
mixed modes and substances.
of old authors.
24. Secondly, to do it with quickness.
25. Thirdly, therewith to convey the knowledge of things.
32. How in substances.
OF KNOWLEDGE IN GENERAL.
OF THE DEGREES OF OUR KNOWLEDGE.
7. Each step must have intuitive evidence.
9. Demonstration not limited to quantity.
14. Sensitive knowledge of particular existence.
3. Thirdly, intuitive knowledge extends itself not to all the
relations of all our ideas.
demonstration. Their complexedness, and want of sen-
20. Remedies of those difficulties.
21. Fourthly, of real existence; we have an intuitive know-
ledge of our own, demonstrative of God's, sensitive of
some few other things.
22. Our ignorance great.
23. First, one cause of it, want of ideas, either such as we have
no conception of, or such as particularly we have not.
24. Because of their remoteness, or,
25. Because of their minuteness.
26. Hence no science of bodies.
27. Much less of spirits.
28. Secondly, want of a discoverable connexion between ideas
30. Thirdly, want of tracing our ideas.
31. Extent in respect of universality.
OF THE REALITY OF OUR KNOWLEDGE.
1. Objection, knowledge placed in ideas, may be all bare
2, 3. Answer, not so, where ideas
4. As, first, all simple ideas do.
5. Secondly, all complex ideas, except of substances.
6. Hence the reality of mathematical knowledge.
7. And of moral,
8. Existence not required to make it real.