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Written by JOHN LOCKE, Gent.
THE TWENTY-FIRST EDITION.
TO WHICH ARE NOW ADDED,
Printed for J. Johnson, W. J. and J. Richardson, W. Otridge and Son,
F. C. and J. Rivington, D. Ogilvy and Son, Leigh and Sotheby,
By Bye and Law, St. John's Square, Clerkenwell.
V O L U M E.
3. Communication bywords,
civil or philosophical. 4. Theimperfection of words
is the doubtfulness of their
signification. 5. Causes of their imperfec
tion. 6. The names of mixed modes
doubtful : first, because the ideas 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 doubtfulness. 10. Hence unavoidable obscu.
rity in ancient authors, ii. Names of substances, of
douðtful signification. 12. Names of substances re.
ferred, first, to real essen.
ces, that cannot be known. 13, 14. Secondly, to co-existing
known but imperfectly. 15. With this imperfection
they may serve for civil, but not well for philoso
phical use. 16. Instance, liquor of the
nerves. 17. Instance, gold. 18. The names of simple ideas,
the least doubtful.
Τ Η Ε
C ο Ν Τ Ε Ν Τ S
ESSAY on HUMAN UNDERSTANDING continued.
Of particles. SECT.
1. Particles connect parts, or
whole sentences together. 2. In them consists the art
of well speaking. 3, 4. They show what relation
the mind gives to its own
CH A P. VIII.
1. Abstract terms not pre
dicable one of another,
of our ideas.
CH A: P. IX.
1. Words are used for re.
cording and communicat.
ing our thoughts.