An Introduction to Logick, Scholastick and Rational

An Introduction to Logick, Scholastick and Rational

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1773 edition. Excerpt: ...amazing Magnitude. And thus by Reasoning upon principles of Internal fense and the result of our experience, we may correct and rectify those Judgments, which we sometimes too hastily formed by Reasoning merely upon the representations of External sense. Sensation is the first inlet of our ideas. The reports of it are well suited to the general circumstances of our Being. They are not deceitful, unless the Organ be evidently distemper'd, though they are imperfeSl; and yet, Art and Contrivance often go.a great way towards correcting the erroneous reports of a distemper'd Sense, and improving those which are imperfect. Thus Microscopes open to us the minute minute contexture of Bodies. Telescopes bring very distant Objects under a distinct examination. We have Spectacles of various kinds adapted to various disorders of the Eyes; and other instruments adapted to assist our Hearing, &c. Neither is the internal Sensation, or the conscious Reflection of the Mind upon what passes within itself, apt to be fallacious. We are so formed by Nature as to believe it's reports, which are certainly the first foundation of all our knowledge human and divine; and all those Axioms and Postulates, which are termed self-evident, owe their apparent truth and certainty to a more immediate correspondence with it: thus, having observed certain Effects to be frequently repeated, we reduce them to general Rules or Laws, by which Matter acts upon Matter. 2. Of the reports of Reason in matters Mathematical and Metaphysical. Mathematical certainty, as also Metaphysical, belongs to propositions formed of abstract ideas; which in their own natures do lye so open, and are so obvious to the understanding, that every man's Iudgment, if duly exercised, must neces Axioms...
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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236494121
  • 9781236494122