Index for Chapter III
Of General Terms
- 1. The greatest part of words are general terms.
- 2. That every particular thing should have a name for itself is impossible.
- 3. And would be useless, if it were possible.
- 4. A distinct name for every particular thing, not fitted for enlargement of knowledge.
- 5. What things have proper names, and why.
- 6. How general words are made.
- 7. Shown by the way we enlarge our complex ideas from infancy.
- 8. And further enlarge our complex ideas, by still leaving out properties contained in them.
- 9. General natures are nothing but abstract and partial ideas of more complex ones.
- 10. Why the genus is ordinarily made use of in definitions.
- 11. General and universal are creatures of the understanding, and belong not to the real existence of things.
- 12. Abstract ideas are the essences of genera and species.
- 13. They are the workmanship of the understanding, but have their foundation in the similitude of things.
- 14. Each distinct abstract idea is a distinct essence.
- 15. Several significations of the word "essence
- 16. Constant connexion between the name and nominal essence.
- 17. Supposition, that species are distinguished by their real essences, useless.
- 18. Real and nominal essence the same in simple ideas and modes, different in substances.
- 19. Essences ingenerable and incorruptible.
- 20. Recapitulation.
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