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Index for Chapter VIII

Of Trifling Propositions

1. Some propositions bring no increase to our knowledge.
2. I.
3. Examples.
4. II.
5. As part of the definition of the term defined.
6. Instance, man and palfrey.
7. For this teaches but the signification of words.
8. But adds no real knowledge.
9. General propositions concerning substances are often trifling.
10. And why.
11. Thirdly, using words variously is trifling with them.
12. Marks of verbal propositions.
13. A part of the definition predicated of any term.


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