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It would be to say, for example, that gold has to be malleable. But at other times '
co-existence' seems to be different from and weaker than 'necessary connexion' [
IV.i.6]. To say that the properties of gold 'co-exist' would now be to say merely ...
It is of a collection of ideas such as those of malleability, fusibility, and so on. This
means that the ideas of malleability and fusiblity are contained in our idea of gold
. We can distinguish, too, between the real essence of a triangle, 'a figure of ...
It is instructive because the one idea is not contained in the other. Our knowledge
that gold is malleable is triflingly certain [III.vi.50, IV.vi.90]. It is certain because the
idea of malleability is a necessary consequence of our idea of gold, for it is a ...
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