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      §10. That our Idea of Place, is nothing else, but such a relative
Position of any thing, as I have before mentioned, I think, is plain,
and will be easily admitted, when we consider, that we can have
no Idea of the Place of the Universe, though we can of all the parts
of it; because beyond that, we have not the Idea of any fixed,
distinct, particular Beings, in reference to which, we can imagine it
to have any relation of distance; but all beyond it is one uniform
Space or Expansion, wherein the Mind finds no variety, no marks.
For to say that the World is somewhere, means no more, than that
it does exist; this though a Phrase, borrowed from Place, signifying
only its Existence, not Location; and when one can find out, and
frame in his Mind clearly and distinctly the Place of the Universe,
he will be able to tell us, whether it moves or stands still in the
undistinguishable Inane of infinite Space; though it be true, that the
Word Place, has sometimes a more confused Sense, and stands for
that Space, which any Body takes up; and so the Universe is in a
Place. The Idea therefore of Place, we have by the same means, that
we get the Idea of Space, (whereof this is but a particular limited
Consideration) viz. by our Sight and Touch; by either of which we
receive into our Minds the Ideas of Extension or Distance.
Locke Hum II, 13, §10, p. 171