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were not the fame with both of them? Whereby, perhaps, it will appear, that our Idea of Samenefi is not fo fettled and clear, as to deferve to be thought Innate in us. For, if thofe Innate Idea: are not clear and difiinét, f0 as to be univerfally known, and naturally agreed on, they cannot be Subjects of univerfal and undoubted Truths; but will be the unavoidable Occafion of perpetual Uncertainty. For, I fuppofe, every one’s Idea of Iden- tity will not be the fame that Pythagoras, and thoufands others of his Followers have: And which then {hall be the true? Which Innate? Or are there two different Ideas of Identity, both Innate?

§. 5. Non let any one think, that“ the Quefiions, I have here propofed, about the Identity of Man, are bare, empty Specula- tions; which, if they were, would be enough to fhew, that there was, in the Underitandings of Men, no Innate Idea of Identity. He that lhall, with a little Attention, reflefit on the Refurreftion, and confider, that Divine juflice {hall bring to ]udgment, at the Lafi Day, the very fame Perfons, to be happy, or milerable, in the other, who did well, or ill, in this Life; will find it, perhaps, not eafy to refolve with himfelf, what makes the fame Man, or wherein Identity confifis: And will not be forward to think he,

~ and every one, even Children themfelves, have, naturally, a clear

Idea of it.

§. 6. LET us examine that Principle of Ma- W501, and/par, thematics, viz. Tkat tire Whole is bigger tkan a nor Imzate Part. This, I take it, is reckoned amongft In- Ideas- nate Principles. I am fure it has as good a Title as any to be thought f0; which, yet, no body can think it to be, when he con- fidcrs the Idea: it cornprehends in it, W/mle and Part, are perfect- ly relative: But the pofitiveldeagto which they properly and im- mediately belong, are Extenfion and Number, of which, alone, Whole and Part are Relations. So that, if lF/role and Part are In- nate Ideas, Extenfion and Number mufi be (o too; it being im- poflible to have anIdea of aRelationpvithout having any ‘at all of the Thing, to which it belongs,and in which it is founded. Now, whether the Minds of Men have naturally imprinted on them the Idea: of Extenfion and Number, I leave to be confidercd by thofe,

who are the Patrons of Innate Principles. §. 7. THAT