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There are, furthermore, passages which say they are always complex and never
simple. ... They distinguish various sorts of complex idea [xxii-xxv] and classify
ideas into the true and the false, the clear and the obscure, and so-on [xxix-xxxii].
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, and relations.
Modes, such as 'triangle', 'gratitude', 'murder', are said to 'contain not in them the ...
It does not mean that there are ideas which are neither simple nor complex but of
some third sort. It is rather that Locke's interest here is in the different ways in
which complex ideas are formed. So, since modes and substances are formed in
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