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Metaphysical Thoughts: Part 1, Chapter 5.
Concerning Opposition, Order, etc.

    Because we compare objects one with another, there are certain notions that arise, which, however apart from the things themselves are only modes of thought. This is very evident, since, when we attempt to consider them as objects apart from forms of thought we hold the one for the other and render clear concepts obscure. Such notions are the following, viz., Opposition, Order, Relation, Diversity, Connection, Conjunction, and other similar ideas. These, I say, are perceived by us with sufficient clearness provided we do not conceive of them as something in the essence of things, but only as modes of thought by which we can more easily retain these objects in memory and imagine them. Therefore, I do not think it necessary to speak further of this but pass to those terms commonly called transcendental.
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