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Index for Chapter II

Of the Signification of Words

1. Words are sensible signs, necessary for communication of ideas.
2. Words, in their immediate signification, are the sensible signs of his ideas who uses them.
3. Examples of this.
4. Words are often secretly referred first to the ideas supposed to be in other men's minds.
5. To the reality of things.
6. Words by use readily excite ideas of their objects.
7. Words are often used without signification, and why.
8. Their signification perfectly arbitrary, not the consequence of a natural connexion.


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