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We noted in section 6 that much of Book II, 'Of Ideas', discusses various sorts of
complex idea. II.xii.3 distinguishes three sorts: modes^substances^aTKijela^ions.
Modes, such as 'triangle', 'gratitude', 'murder', are said to 'contain not in them ...
When he first makes it, the distinction between the two sorts of idea is closely
related to the traditional distinction between substance and accident. He
describes substances as 'such combinations of simple Ideas, as are taken to
Before we turn to modes, another sort of complex idea, one further thing about
substances needs to be considered. We saw in section 1 1 that in Locke's
extended discussions substance-ideas are ideas of natural kinds of thing^which
have r ...
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