Index for Chapter XXXII
Of True and False Ideas
- 1. Truth and falsehood properly belong to propositions, not to
- 2. Ideas and words may be said to be true, inasmuch as they really
are ideas and words.
- 3. No idea, as an appearance in the mind, either true or false.
- 4. Ideas referred to anything extraneous to them may be true or
- 5. Other men's ideas;
- 6. The cause of such reference.
- 7. Names of things supposed to carry in them knowledge of their
- 8. How men suppose that their ideas must correspond to things, and
to the customary meanings of names.
- 9. Simple ideas may be false, in reference to others of the same
name, but are least liable to be so.
- 10. Ideas of mixed modes most liable to be false in this sense.
- 11. Or at least to be thought false.
- 12. And why.
- 13. As referred to real existence, none of our ideas can be false
but those of substances.
- 14. Simple ideas in this sense not false, and why.
- 15. Though one man's idea of blue should be different from
- 16. Simple ideas can none of them be false in respect of real
- 17. Modes not false cannot be false in reference to essences of
- 18. Ideas of substances may be false in reference to existing
- 19. Truth or falsehood always supposes affirmation or negation.
- 20. Ideas in themselves neither true nor false.
- 21. But are false- when judged agreeable to another man's idea,
without being so.
- 22. When judged to agree to real existence, when they do not.
- 23. When judged adequate, without being so.
- 24. When judged to represent the real essence.
- 25. Ideas, when called false.
- 26. More properly to be called right or wrong.
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