Index for Chapter VII - Of Maxims
- 1. Maxims or axioms are self-evident propositions.
- 2. Wherein that self-evidence consists.
- 3. Self-evidence not peculiar to received axioms.
- 4. I.
- 5. II.
- 6. III.
- 7. IV.
- 8. These axioms do not much influence our other knowledge.
- 9. Because maxims or axioms are not the truths we first knew.
- 10. Because on perception of them the other parts of our knowledge
do not depend.
- 11. What use these general maxims or axioms have.
- 12. Maxims, if care he not taken in the use of words, may prove
- 13. Instance in vacuum.
- 14. But they prove not the existence of things without us.
- 15. They cannot add to our knowledge of substances, and their
application to complex ideas is dangerous.
- 16. Instance in demonstrations about man, which can only be
- 17. Another instance.
- 18. A third instance.
- 19. Little use of these maxims in proofs where we have clear and
- 20. Their use dangerous, where our ideas are not determined.
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