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Because observing the faculties of the mind, how they operate about
simple ideas, which are usually, in most men's minds, much more
clear, precise, and distinct than complex ones, we may the better
examine and learn how the mind abstracts, denominates, compares and
exercises its other operations about those which are complex,
wherein we are much more liable to mistake. Thirdly, Because these
very operations of the mind about ideas, received from sensation,
are themselves, when reflected on, another set of ideas, derived
from that other source of our knowledge which I call reflection,
and therefore fit to be considered in this place after the simple
ideas of sensation. Of compounding, comparing, abstracting, &c.
I have but just spoken, having occasion to treat of them more at
large in other places. 15. These are the beginnings of human
knowledge. And thus I have given a short, and, I think, true
history of the first beginnings of human knowledge, whence the mind
has its first objects, and by what steps it makes its progress to
the laying in and storing up those ideas, out of which is to be
framed all the knowledge it is capable of; wherein I must appeal to
experience and observation, whether I am in the right: the best way
to come to truth, being to examine things as really they are, and
not to conclude they are, as we fancy of ourselves, or have been
taught by others to imagine. 16. Afxfieal to experience. To deal
truly, this is the only way that I can discover, whereby the ideas
of things are brought into the understanding: if other men have
either innate ideas, or infused principles, they have reason to
enjoy them; and if they are sure of it, it is impossible for others
to deny them the privilege that they have above their neighbors. I
can speak but of what...
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