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Locke, John, 1632-1704.

CHAP. VI. Of simple Ideas of Reflection.

§. 1. THe Mind receiving the Ideas, mentioned in the foregoing Cha∣pter, from without, when it turns its view inward upon its self, and observes its own Actions about those Ideas it has, takes from thence other Ideas, which are as capable to be the Objects of its Contem∣plation, as of any of those it received from foreign things.

§. 2. The two great and principal Actions of the Mind, which are most frequently considered, and which are so frequent, that every one that pleases, may take notice of in himself, are these two:

  • Perception, or Thinking; and
  • Volition, or Willing.
The power in the Mind of producing these Actions we denominate Fa∣culties, and are called the Vnderstanding, and the Will. Of some of the modes of these simple Ideas of Reflection, such as are Remembrance, Dis∣cerning, Reasoning, Iudging, Knowledge, Faith, &c. I shall have occasion to speak hereafter.