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BOOK VII

" What then is your meaning? " he asked.
" I regard as not provoking the intellect to reflection all that which does not give us two opposite sensations at the same time; and I hold as stimulating reflection whatever excites two opposite reflections when the report of the senses does not pronounce an object to be of a given kind rather than something else quite the opposite, whether the object making an impression on the senses is near or remote. You will understand more perfectly what I mean from this illustration: Here, we say, you have three fingers, the little finger, the second, and the middle finger."
" Quite true," he said.
" Well, suppose me to be speaking of them when they are seen hard by : Now join me in noting this point respecting them."
" What point? "
" Each of them appears equally a finger; and, in this respect, it is no matter whether the one that is seen be in the middle or at the extremity, whether it be white or black, thick or thin, and so forth. For in these circumstances the ordinary mind is never forced to ask of thought the question what is a finger? because at no stage in the process has sight at the same momeiit informed the mind that the finger is anything else than a finger."
" Certainly not," he replied.
" I might then reasonably say that in a case like this there is nothing to excite or awaken reflection."
" Yes."

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