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The Soul begins to have Ideas, when it begins to perceive.       §9. To ask, at what time a Man has first any Ideas, is to ask, when
he begins to perceive; having Ideas, and Perception being the same
thing. I know it is an Opinion, that the Soul always thinks, and that
it has the actual Perception of Ideas in it self constantly, as long as it
exists; and that actual thinking is as inseparable from the Soul, as
actual Extension is from the Body; which if true, to enquire after the
beginning of a Man’s Ideas, is the same, as to enquire after the
beginning of his Soul. For by this Account, Soul and its Ideas, as
Body and its Extension, will begin to exist both at the same time.
Locke Hum II, 1, §9, p. 108