The Mental and Moral Dignity of Woman; By Benjamin Parsons

The Mental and Moral Dignity of Woman; By Benjamin Parsons

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...the demonstrations of Euclid and moral reasoning; yet there are millions of facts dependent for disclosure on the latter, but of whose truth the mind may be as perfectly satisfied as concerning any mathematical conclusion. Our knowledge of the being of a God depends not upon mathematical demonstration but upon moral reasoning, yet every thinking person who has inquired into the power, wisdom, and benevolence displayed in the works of creation must feel just as satisfied respecting the existence of the Diety, and the perfection of his character, as he is that the "three angles of a triangle are equal to two right angles." It has not been unusual of late to place inductive reasoning in opposition to syllogistic argumentation, forgetting that the former is an example of the latter. Induction comes from the Latin " in, into," and " duco, I lead: " hence we have our word, "induce," which means, "to persuade," because by persuasion we lead the minds of others into our views; "z'ndum'0n," therefore, is a general inference or persuasion produced by the examination of several particulars. The reasoning of Halley respecting the comet that bears his name is a fine specimen of inductive logic. He found that a comet had appeared at intervals of about seventyfive years. The more he investigated the subject the more facts came to light, until at last he waxed bold enough to foretel the year-when this comet would return, and within a very little time of the period he mentioned the comet was seen; and it has now appeared 1 a seco'nd'"tim'e according to his prediction; for thQ's'l-igh't dilfl'erence'between its actual appearance and the day he...show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 304g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236915410
  • 9781236915412