Observations Upon Liberal Education, in All Its Branches; In Three Parts

Observations Upon Liberal Education, in All Its Branches; In Three Parts

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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. 1742 edition. Excerpt: ...as of other pasP 2 fions I in the real 'nature of the instrumentu And I may depend up-e dency in me, and differ in proportion with one an can have a better appearance, or bid fairer for genuine ' ideas, If this be the subject of the philosophical art, I readily apply to it, and embrace the study. If there be nothing of this in the case, I have no occasion for this sort of learning, and am no more desirous of knowing how I form or compound those ideas which are marked by words, than I am of knowing how, and by what motions of my tongue or palate I form those articulate sbzmds, whichI can full as well pro.nounce, without any such science or speculation." Lancer-ning t/aeformntion of good babits in young mind: -, the proper method: of cultivating virtuous dispositions; and the practice: by which the vices are early engendered andstrengt/aened, and of the best means for con-acting and informing them, HAT we have hitherto been recommending is not instruction in any particular notional sy stem of opinions or tenets, but in facts relating to the frame and government of the natural world, and to the constitution of the human mind of the greatest importance, ascertaiwzble by experience only, and to P 4. be _ minds, if particular care be not taken, from their first entrance into the world, of adhibiting proper culture and discipline, and of steadily watching and_ directing 'all their ideas, desires and movements. Some philosophers, indeed, have represented vice as cogenial with the mind, not considering how absurd it is to suppose 'a work to come depraved and vitiated from the hands of the all-perfect Creator, were it conceivable, as it is not, that habits or pasiions of any kind could precede ideas, or be engendered otherwise than by association of...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236579195