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These are the beginnings of humane Knowledge.       §15. And thus I have given a short, and, I think, true History of
the first beginnings of Humane Knowledge; whence the Mind has its
first Objects, and by what steps it makes its Progress to the laying
in, and storing up those Ideas, out of which is to be framed all the
Knowledge it is capable of; wherein I must appeal to Experience and
Observation, whether I am in the right: The best way to come to
Truth, being to examine Things as really they are, and not to
conclude they are, as we fancy of our selves, or have been taught by
others to imagine.
Locke Hum II, 11, §15, p. 162