Index for Chapter IV
Of the Names of Simple Ideas
- 1. Names of simple ideas, modes, and substances, have each something peculiar.
- 2. Names of simple ideas, and of substances intimate real existence.
- 3. Names of simple ideas and modes signify always both real and nominal essences.
- 4. Names of simple ideas are undefinable.
- 5. If all names were definable, it would be a process in infinitum.
- 6. What a definition is.
- 7. Simple ideas, why undefinable.
- 8. Instances:
- 9. Modern definitions of motion.
- 10. Definitions of light.
- 11. Simple ideas, why undefinable, further explained.
- 12. The contrary shown in complex ideas, by instances of a statue and rainbow.
- 13. Colours indefinable to the born-blind.
- 14. Complex ideas definable only when the simple ideas of which they consist have been got from experience.
- 15. Names of simple ideas of less doubtful meaning than those of mixed modes and substances.
- 16. Simple ideas have few ascents in linea praedicamentali.
- 17. Names of simple ideas not arbitrary, but perfectly taken from the existence of things.
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