Locke: Modes

„By repeating this idea in our minds, and adding the repetitions together, we come by the COMPLEX ideas of the MODES of it. Thus, by adding one to one, we have the complex idea of a couple; by putting twelve units together we have the complex idea of a dozen; and so of a score or a million, or any other number.“ (Book II, Chap. XVI, §2) #Locke #modes

Locke, John, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Oxford: Clarendon Press 1979.