Index for Chapter XXIII
Of our Complex Ideas of Substances
- 1. Ideas of particular substances, how made.
- 2. Our obscure idea of substance in general.
- 3. Of the sorts of substances.
- 4. No clear or distinct idea of substance in general.
- 5. As clear an idea of spiritual substance as of corporeal
- 6. Our ideas of particular sorts of substances.
- 7. Their active and passive powers a great part of our complex ideas
- 8. And why.
- 9. Three sorts of ideas make our complex ones of corporeal
- 10. Powers thus make a great part of our complex ideas of particular
- 11. The now secondary qualities of bodies would disappear, if we
could discover the primary ones of their minute parts.
- 12. Our faculties for discovery of the qualities and powers of
substances suited to our state.
- 13. Conjecture about the corporeal organs of some spirits.
- 14. Our specific ideas of substances.
- 15. Our ideas of spiritual substances, as clear as of bodily
- 16. No idea of abstract substance either in body or spirit.
- 17. Cohesion of solid parts and impulse, the primary ideas
peculiar to body.
- 18. Thinking and motivity the primary ideas peculiar to spirit.
- 19. Spirits capable of motion.
- 20. Proof of this.
- 21. God immoveable, because infinite.
- 22. Our complex idea of an immaterial spirit and our complex idea of
- 23. Cohesion of solid parts in body as hard to be conceived as
thinking in a soul.
- 24. Not explained by an ambient fluid.
- 25. We can as little understand how the parts cohere in extension,
as how our spirits perceive or move.
- 26. The cause of coherence of atoms in extended substances
- 27. The supposed pressure brought to explain cohesion is
- 28. Communication of motion by impulse, or by thought, equally
- 29. Summary.
- 30. Our idea of spirit and our idea of body compared.
- 31. The notion of spirit involves no more difficulty in it than that
- 32. We know nothing of things beyond our simple ideas of them.
- 33. Our complex idea of God.
- 34. Our complex idea of God as infinite.
- 35. God in his own essence incognisable.
- 36. No ideas in our complex ideas of spirits, but those got from
sensation or reflection.
- 37. Recapitulation.
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