1. Their nature .
A. Negatively. ? A first truth is not
(a) Truth written prior to consciousness upon the substance of the soul ? for such passive knowledge implies a materialistic view of the soul
(b) Actual knowledge of which the soul finds itself in possession at birth ? for it cannot be proved that the soul has such knowledge;
(c) An idea, undeveloped at birth, but which has the power of self development apart from observation and experience ? for this contrary to all we know of the laws of mental growth.
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