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Tion of relation, than as ence is of two resemblance. kinds The any thing as first is real or positive. oppos d either to called a difference of Differ identity or number \ the other of kind. SECTION Of I wou n fain VI. modes and substances. ask those philosophers, who found so much of their reasonings on the distinction of substance and acci dent, and imagine we have clear ideas of each, whether the idea of substance be deriv d from the impressions of sensation stances. A TREATISE OF HUMAN NATURE, i6 PART I.

Ideas of spate and A microscope or telescope, which renders them visible, produces not any new rays of light, but only spreads those, which always flow d from them and by that means both which to the naked eye appear to gives parts impressions, and and advances to a minimum, \i\aA simple uncompounded, was formerly imperceptible. ; We may hence discover the error of the mind common opinion, on both sides, and that tis impossible for the imagination to form an adequate idea, of what goes beyond a certain degree of minuteness as well as of greatness.

More absurd, than this custom of calling a difficulty what pretends to be a demonstration, and endeavouring by that these give means to elude its force and evidence. Tis not in strations as in probabilities, that difficulties demon can take place, ind one argument counter-ballance another, and diminish its A demonstration, if just, admits of no opposite authority. and if not just, tis a mere sophism, and con difficulty ; Tis either irresistible, sequently can never be a difficulty. To talk therefore of objections or has no manner of force.

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