Sketches of the History of Man, Volume 3

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Page 414 - But if any man think, that from this conceffion he may infer the inutility of logic, he betrays a great want of that art by this inference : for it is no better...
Page 284 - And this principally raises my esteem of these fables, which I receive not as the product of the age, or invention of the poets, but as sacred relics, gentle whispers, and the breath of better times, that from the traditions of more ancient nations came, at length, into the flutes and trumpets of the Greeks.
Page 282 - Who but must laugh if such a man there be ? Who would not weep if Atticus were he?
Page 299 - ... so if we should say, as it were, unto certain words, Stand up higher, have a place in the Bible always; and to others of like quality, Get you hence, be banished for ever; we might be taxed peradventure with St. James's words, namely, To be partial in ourselves, and judges of evil thoughts.
Page 348 - ... for more than a thoufand years. Thefe books are called Analytics, becaufe the intention of them is to refolve all reafoning into its fimple ingredients. • The firft book of the Firft Analytics, confifting of forty-fix chapters, may be divided into four parts ; the firft treating of the converfion...
Page 345 - Ihewing its fubject and predicate, its quantity and quality ; and indeed, unlefs he can do this, he will be unable to apply the rules of logic to ufe. Yet he will find, there are fome difficulties in this analyfis, which are overlooked by Ariftotle altogether; and although they are fometimes touched, they are not removed by his followers.
Page 353 - Each of the three propofitions muft be either an univerfal affirmative or an univerfal negative, or a particular affirmative or a particular negative. Thefe four kinds of propofitions, as was before obferved, have been named by the four vowels, A, E, I, O ; by which means. the mode of a fyllogifm is marked by any three of thofe four vowels. Thus, A, A, A, denotes that mode in which the major, minor, and conclufion, are all univerfal affirmatives ; E, A, E, denotes that mode in which the major and...
Page 425 - Therefore he applies thefe faculties, whofe character is yet in queftion, to prove, that there is an infinitely perfect Being, who made him, and who made his fenfes, his memory, his reafon, and all his faculties ; that this Being is no deceiver, and therefore could not give him faculties that are fallacious ; and that on this account they deferve credit. It is ftrange that this philofopher, who found himfelf under a...
Page 417 - It muft even be acknowledged, that commonly we are capable of reafoning in mathematics more early than in logic. The objects prefented to the mind in this fcience, are of a very...
Page 390 - I muft gain my point ? for if the judges give fentence for me, you muft pay by their fentence; if againft me, the condition of our bargain is fulfilled, and you " have no plea left for your delay, after having pleaded and gained

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