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OF TRUTH IN GENERAL.
1. What truth is.
OF UNIVERSAL PROPOSITIONS, THEIR TRUTH AND CERTAINTY.
1. Treating of words, necessary to knowledge.
of each species mentioned is not known.
stances is to be known.
7. Because co-existence of ideas in few cases is to be known. 8, 9. Instance in gold. 10. As far as any such co-existence can be known, so far
universal propositions may be certain. But this will go
but a little way, because, 11, 12. The qualities, which make our complex ideas of substances,
depend mostly on external, remote, and unperceived
13. Judgment may reach farther, but that is not knowledge.
stitutions, we can make but few general, certain pro
positions concerning them.
OF MAXIMS. SECT.
They are self-evident. 2. Wherein that self-evidence consists. 3. Self-evidence not peculiar to received axioms. 4. First, as to identity and diversity, all propositions are
equally self-evident. 5. Secondly, in co-existence, we have few self-evident pro
positions. 6. Thirdly, in other relations we may have. 7. Fourthly, concerning real existence, we have none. 8. These axioms do not much influence our other knowledge. 9. Because they are not the truths the first known. 10. Because on them the other parts of our knowledge do not
15. Their application dangerous about coinplex ideas. 16-18. Instance in man. 19. Little use of these maxims, in proofs, where we have clear
and distinct ideas.
OF TRIFLING PROPOSITIONS. SECT.
1. Some propositions bring no increase to our knowledge. 2, 3. As, first, identical propositions.