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Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman


The Secret Doctrine, Volume I Cosmogenesis

H. P. Blavatsky


Knowledge of Higher Worlds and its Attainment

Rudolf Steiner


The Revolt of the Netherlands

Friedrich Schiller


An essay concerning human understanding

by John Locke

Excerpt:

25. Not easy to be made sa.

26. Fissthly, By Constancy in their Signification.

V}. When the Variation is to he explained.

BOOK. IV.

C H A Pi h

Of Knoviledg in general. SECT.

1. Our Knowledg conversant ahout our Ideas.

2. Knowledg is the Perception of the Agreement or Disagreement of two Ideas.

3. This Agreement four-fold.

4. First, Of Identity or Di-
versity.

5. Secondly, Relation.
(s.Tlnrdly, of Co-existence.

7. Fourtnly, of real Existence,

8. Knowledg a&ual or habitual

p. Jfaiitual Knowledg twofold.

CHAP. II.

Of the Degrees of our Knowledg. SECT.

I. Intuitive.

1. Demonstrative.

3. Depends on Proofs.

4. But not so easy.

5. Hot without precedent Doubt.

6. Not so clear.

7. Each step must have intuitive Evidence.

8. Hence the mistake ex præcogniiis, & præcoHcefljs.

9. Demonstration not limited to Quantity. io-i ?. Why it has been so thought* 14. Sensitive Knowledg of particular Existence. I j. Knowledg not always clear where the Ideas are so.

CHAP. III.

Of the Extent of Human Knowledg. SECT.

I. First, No farther than we

have Ideas. Z. Secondly, No farther than we can perceive the Agreement or Disagreement.

3. Thirdly, Intuitive Knowledg extends it self not to all the Relations of all our Ideas.

4. Fourthly, Nor demonstrative Knowledg.

J. Fissthly,Sensitive Knowledg narrower than either.

6. Sixthly, Our Knowledg therefore narrower than out Ideas.

7. How far our Knowledg reaches.

8. First, Our Knowledg of Idensity and Diversity,.at far as our Ideas.

9. Secondly, Of Co existence a very little way.

so.

io. Because the ConneSion between most simple Ideas is ^unknown. .,y -',s% i i\.E[feeially of secondary Qualities,

11-14. And farther, because all ConneSion between any secondary and primary Qualities is undiscoverable.

15. Of Repugnancy to co-exist larger.

16. Of the Co-existence °} Powers a very little way.

17. Of the Spirits yet narrower. IB. Thirdly,Of other Relations.

it is not easy to fay how far. Morality capable of Demonstration. 19. Two things have made moral Jdeas thought uncapable of Demonstration, Their Complexednefs, and want of sensible Representations. . zo.Remedies of thoseD.ifficttltyts^ 21. Fourthly,of real Exists net': we have an intuitiveKnowledg of our own; demonstrative of God's; sensible of some few other things. zz. Our Ignorance great. 2?. First, One cause of its want of Ideas, either such as we have no Conception of, or such as particularly we have not.

24. Because of their Remoteness, or, z%.Because of their Minuteness.

26. Hence no Science of Bodies.

27. Much less of Spirits.

18. Secondly, Want of a discoverable Connection between Ideas we have.

29. Instances.

jo. Thirdly, Want of tracing our Ideas.

31. Extent in respect ?/ Universality,

CHAP. IV.

Of the Reality of our Knowledg. SECT,

1. Objeslion, Knowledg placed in Ideas, may be all bar*

Vifion.

I, 1. Answer, Not so, where I

deas agree with thirds.

4. As ,FirstyAU simple Ideas do,

5. Secondly, All complex Ideas excepted.

6. Hence the Reality of mathematical Knowledg.

7. And of Maud.

8. Existence not requhei to make it real.


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