Index for Chapter XIV - Idea of Duration and its Simple Modes
- 1. Duration is fleeting extension.
- 2. Its idea from reflection on the train of our ideas.
- 3. Nature and origin of the idea of duration.
- 4. Proof that its idea is got from reflection on the train of our
- 5. The idea of duration applicable to things whilst we sleep.
- 6. The idea of succession not from motion.
- 7. Very slow motions unperceived.
- 8. Very swift motions unperceived.
- 9. The train of ideas has a certain degree of quickness.
- 10. Real succession in swift motions without sense of succession.
- 11. In slow motions.
- 12. This train, the measure of other successions.
- 13. The mind cannot fix long on one invariable idea.
- 14. Proof.
- 15. The extent of our power over the succession of our ideas.
- 16. Ideas, however made, include no sense of motion.
- 17. Time is duration set out by measures.
- 18. A good measure of time must divide its whole duration into equal
- 19. The revolutions of the sun and moon, the properest measures of
time for mankind.
- 20. But not by their motion, but periodical appearances.
- 21. No two parts of duration can be certainly known to be equal.
- 22. Time not the measure of motion.
- 23. Minutes, hours, days, and years not necessary measures of
- 24. Our measure of time applicable to duration before time.
- 25. As we can measure space in our thoughts where there is no
- 26. The assumption that the world is neither boundless nor
- 27. Eternity.
- 28. Our measures of duration dependent on our ideas.
- 29. The duration of anything need not be co-existent with the motion
we measure it by.
- 30. Infinity in duration.
- 31. Origin of our ideas of duration, and of the measures of it.
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