An essay concerning humane understanding microform
Locke, John, 1632-1704.

CHAP. XXVIII. Of Clear and Distinct, Obscure and Con∣fused Ideas.

    SECT.
  • 1. Ideas some clear and distinct, o∣thers obscure and confused.
  • 2. Clear and Obscure, explained by Sight.
  • 3. Causes of Obscurity.
  • 4. Distinct and confused, what.
  • 5. Objection.
  • 6. Confusion of Ideas, is in reference to their Names.
  • 7. Defaults which make Confusion. First, complex Ideas made up of too few simple ones.
  • 8. Secondly, Or its simple ones jum∣bled disorderly together.
  • 9. Thirdly, Or are mutable and un∣determined.
  • 10. Confusion without reference to Names, hardly conceivable.
  • 11. Confusion concerns always two I∣deas.
  • 12. Causes of Confusion.
  • 13. Complex Ideas may be distinct in one part, and confused in another.
  • 14. This if not heeded, causes Confu∣sion in our Arguings.
  • 15. Instance in Eternity.
  • 16, 17. —Divisibility of Matter.