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Recapitulation.       §28. I know not how absurd this may seem to the Masters of
Demonstration: And probably, it will hardly down with any Body
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at first Hearing. I must therefore beg a little truce with prejudice,
and the forbearance of censure till I have been heard out in the
sequel of this Discourse, being very willing to submit to better
Judgments. And since I impartially search after Truth, I shall not
be sorry to be convinced, that I have been too fond of my own
Notions; which I confess we are all apt to be, when Application and
Study have warmed our Heads with them.
      Upon the whole matter, I cannot see any ground, to think these
two famed speculative Maxims innate: since they are not uni-
versally assented to; and the assent they so generally find, is no
other, than what several Propositions, not allowed to be innate,
equally partake in with them: And since the assent that is given
them, is produced another way, and comes not from natural
Inscription, as I doubt not but to make appear in the following
Discourse. And if these first Principles of Knowledge and Science, are
found not to be innate, no other speculative Maxims can (I suppose) with
better Right pretend to be so.
Locke Hum I, 2, §28, pp. 64-65