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Fourthly, Because of wrong Principles.
      §12. Fourthly, The Mind by proceeding upon false Principles is often
engaged in Absurdities and Difficulties, brought into Straits and
Contradictions, without knowing how to free it self: And in that
case it is in vain to implore the help of Reason, unless it be to
discover the falshood, and reject the influence of those wrong
Principles. Reason is so far from clearing the Difficulties which the
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building upon false foundations brings a Man into, that if he will
pursue it, it entangles him the more, and engages him deeper in
Perplexities.
Locke Hum IV, 17, §12, pp. 682-683