Index for Chapter I
Of Ideas in general, and their Original
- 1. Idea is the object of thinking.
- 2. All ideas come from sensation or reflection.
- 3. The objects of sensation one source of ideas.
- 4. The operations of our minds, the other source of them.
- 5. All our ideas are of the one or the other of these.
- 6. Observable in children.
- 7. Men are differently furnished with these, according to the
different objects they converse with.
- 8. Ideas of reflection later, because they need attention.
- 9. The soul begins to have ideas when it begins to perceive.
- 10. The soul thinks not always;
- 11. It is not always conscious of it.
- 12. If a sleeping man thinks without knowing it, the sleeping and
waking man are two persons.
- 13. Impossible to convince those that sleep without dreaming, that
- 14. That men dream without remembering it, in vain urged.
- 15. Upon this hypothesis, the thoughts of a sleeping man ought to be
- 16. On this hypothesis, the soul must have ideas not derived from
sensation or reflection, of which there is no appearance.
- 17. If I think when I know it not, nobody else can know it.
- 18. How knows any one that the soul always thinks?
- 19. "That a man should be busy in thinking, and yet not retain it
the next moment," very improbable.
- 20. No ideas but from sensation and reflection, evident, if we
- 21. State of a child in the mother's womb.
- 22. The mind thinks in proportion to the matter it gets from
experience to think about.
- 23. A man begins to have ideas when he first has sensation.
- 24. The original of all our knowledge.
- 25. In the reception of simple ideas, the understanding is for the
most part passive.
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