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8. If Reason discovered them, that would not prove their

innate. 9-11. It is false, that Reason discovers them. 12. The coming to the Use of Reason, not the Time we

come to know these Maxims. 13. By this, they are not distinguished from other knowable

Truths." 14. If coming to the Use of Reason, were the Time of their

4. Discovery, it would not prove them innate. 15, 16. The Steps by which the Mind attains several Truths. 17. Assenting as soon as proposed and underitood, proves

them not innate. ; 18. If such an Asient be a Mark of innate, then that One

and Two are equal to Three; that Sweetness is not

Bitterness; and a thousand the like, must be innate. 19. Such less general Propositions known before these uni,

versal Maxims. 20. One and One equal to Two, &c. not general nor use

ful, answered. 21. These Maxims not being known sometimes till proposed,

proves them not innate. 22. Implicitly known before propofing, fignifies that the

Mind is capable of understanding them, or else fig

nifies nothing 23. The Argument of assenting on firt hearing, is upon a

false supposition of no precedent teaching. 24. Not innate, because not universally assented to. 25. These Maxims not the first known. 26. And so not innate. 27. Not innate, because they appear leait, where what is in.

nate shows itself cleareit. 28. Recapitulation.


No Innate Practical Principles. Sect. 1. No moral Principles so clear and so generally received,

as the forementioned speculative Maxims. 2. Faith and Justice not owned as Principles by all Men. 3: Obj. Though Men deny them in their Practice, yet

they admit them in their Thoughts, answered.

4. Moral Rules need a Proof, ergo not innate. 5. Instance in keeping Compacts. 6. Virtue generally approved, not because innate, but be.

cause profitable. 7. Mens actions convince us, that the Rule of Virtue is

not their Internal Principle. 8. Conscience no Proof of any innate moral Rule. 9. Instances of Enormities practised without Remorse. 10. Men have contrary practical Principles. 11-13. Whole Nations reject several moral Rules. 14. Those who maintain innate practical Principles, tell us

not what they are. 15-19. Lord Herbert's innate Principles cxamined. 20. Obj. Innate Principles may be corrupted, answered. 21. Contrary Principles in the World. 22-26. How Men commonly comé by their Principles 27. Principles must be examined.


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Other Confiderations about innate Principles, both speculative

and practical. Sect. 1. Principles not innate, unless their Ideas be innate. 2, 3. Ideas, especially those belonging to Principles, not

born with children, 4, 5. Identity, an Idea not innate. 6. Whole and Part, not innate Ideas. 7. Idea of Worship, not innate. 8-11. Idea of God, not innate. 12. Suitable to God's goodness, that all men should have an

Idea of him, therefore naturally imprinted by him ;

answered. 13-16. Ideas of God various in different men. 17. If the Idea of God be not innate, no other can be supe

posed innate. 18. Idea of Substance, not innate. 19. No Propofitions can be innate, since no ideas are innate. 20. No Ideas are remembered till after they have. been in

troduced. 21. Principles not innate, because of little Use or little Cer. tainty.

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