Ourideaofspirit—in a large sense, indeed, we may be said to have an idea or rather a notion of spirit; that is, we under- stand the meaning of the word, otherwise we could not affirm or deny anything of it. Moreover, as we conceive the ideas that are in the minds of other spirits by means of our own, which we suppose to be resemblances of them; so we know other spirits by means of our own soul—which in that sense is the image or idea of them; it having like respect to other spirits that blueness or heat by me perceived has to those ideas perceived by another.
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Part One, Section One Hundred and Forty
- Front Matter
- Body Matter
- Back Matter