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Index for Chapter XI

Of our Knowledge of the Existence of Other Things

1. Knowledge of the existence of other finite beings is to be had only by actual sensation.
2. Instance:
3. This notice by our senses, though not so certain as demonstration, yet may be called knowledge, and proves the existence of things without us.
4. I.
5. II.
6. III.
7. IV.
8. This certainty is as great as our condition needs.
9. But reaches no further than actual sensation.
10. Folly to expect demonstration in everything.
11. Past existence of other things is known by memory.
12. The existence of other finite spirits not knowable, and rests on faith.
13. Only particular propositions concerning concrete existences are knowable.
14. And all general propositions that are known to be true concern abstract ideas.


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