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Part One, Section Two

25 September, 2015 - 12:32

But, besides all that endless variety of ideas or objects of knowledge, there is likewise something which knows or per- ceives them, and exercises divers operations, as willing, imagining, remembering, about them. This perceiving, active being is what I call mind, spirit, soul, or myself. By which words I do not denote any one of my ideas, but a thing entire- ly distinct from them, wherein, they exist, or, which is the same thing, whereby they are perceived—for the existence of an idea consists in being perceived.