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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, and relations.
Modes, such as 'triangle', 'gratitude', 'murder', are said to 'contain not in them the ...
The relation between first substances, or individual things, and accidents is that
substances underlie or have accidents ... As defined here substance-ideas are, in
effect, simply ideas of Aristotelian first substances, ideas of particular things.
sidered as Dependences on, or Affections of Substances; such as the Ideas
signified by the Words Triangle, Gratitude, Murther, etc' [II.xii.4]. They are not,
however, straightforwardly identical with the accidents of the traditional theory.
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