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CONCERNING

HUMAN UNDERSTANDING.

BY JOHN LOCKE, GENT.

TO WHICH ARE NOW ADDED,
I. An Analysis of Mr. Locke's Doctrine of Ideas, o

a large Sheet.
II. A Defence of Mr. Locke's Opinion concerning

personal Identity, with an Appendix. : III. A Treatise on the Conduct of the Understanding. IV. Some Thoughts concerning Reading and Study,

· · for a Gentleman. IV. Elements of Natural Philofophy. ♡ VI A new Method of a Common-Place-Book.

- EXTRACTED FROM THE AUTHOR'S WORKS.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED
THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. 1.

SECOND AMERICAS EDITION

BRATTLEBORO, VT. . .
PRINTED BY WILLIAM FESSENDEN,
POR THOMAS & ANDREWS, AND JOHN WEST, BOSTON,

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The Dedication.
Epistle to the Reader.
Life of the Author.
... BOOK I.CHAP. I.

OF INNATE NOTIONS.

The Introduction.
SECT.
1. An Inquiry into the Understanding pleasant and

useful.
2. Design.
3. Method.
4. Useful to know the Extent of our Comprehension.
5. Our Capacity proportioned to our State and Con-

cerns, to discover things ujeful to us.
6. Knowing the Extent of our Capacities, will hinder

us from useless Curiofity,Scepticism,and Idleness,
7. Occasion of this Effay.
8. What Idea stands for.

CH A P. II.
No Innate Speculative Principles.

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1. The Way shown how we come by.any Knowledge,

sufficient to prove it not innate.
2. General Affent, the great Argument.
3. Universal consent proves nothing innate.
4. What is, is ; and it is impossible for the same thing to

be, and not to be ; not universally assented to.
5. Not on the Mind naturally imprinted, because not

known to children, Idiots, &c.
6, 7. That Men know them when they come to the

Use of Reason answered.
8. If Reason discovered them, that would not prove

them 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.

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