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Of our Knowledge of Existence.
icon . CHAP. X.
9. Two Sorts of Beings, cogitative and incogitative.''
Of the Knowledge of the Existence of other Things.
14. And general Propoliwions concerning abstract Ideas.
8. By which, Morality also may he made clearer. -
11. We are fitted for Moral Knowledge and natural Im-
Some other Confiderations concerning our Knowledge.
3. Instances in Number :
4. The Grounds of Probability are two; Conformity with
our own Experience, or the Testimony of others
Experience. 5. In this all the Agreements, pro and con, ought to be
examined, before we come to a Judgment. 6. They being capable of great Variety.
Of the Degrees of Allent. . SECT. J. Our Aslent ought to be regulated by the Grounds of
Probability. 2. These cannot always be all actually in view, and then
we must content ourselves with the remembrance that
we once saw ground for such a Degree of Assent. 3. The ill Consequence of this, if our former Judgment
were not rightly made. 4. The right use of it is mutual Charity and Forbear
5. Probability is either of Matter of Fact or Speculation. 6. The concurrent Experience of all other Men with
ours, produces Assurance approaching to Knowledge.
I 7. Unquestionable Testimony and Experience for the most
part produce Confidence. 8. Fair Testimony, and the Nature of the thing indiffer.
ent, produces also confident Belief. - 9. Experience and Testimonies clashing, infinitely vary
the Degrees of Probability. 10. Traditional Testimonies, the farther removed, the less
their Proof. 11. Yet History is of great use. 12. In things which Sense cannot discover, Analogy is the
great Rule of Probability: 13. One Case where contrary Experience lessens not the
Testimony. 14. The bare Testimony of Revelation is the highest Cer
3. No new simple Idea can be conveyed by traditional Re.