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And next to them simple Modes
§19. By the same Rule, the names of simple Modes are next to those of
Ideas, least liable to Doubt or Uncertainty
, especially those of
Figure and Number, of which Men have so clear and distinct Ideas
Who ever, that had a Mind to understand them, mistook the
ordinary meaning of Seven
, or a Triangle?
And in general the least
in every kind have the least dubious names.
Locke Hum III, 9, §19, p. 487