Logick, Or, The Right Use of Reason in the Enquiry After Truth: With a Variety of Rules to Guard Against Error, in the Affairs of Religion and Human Life, as Well as in the Sciences

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T. and T. Longman and J. Buckland, 1755 - Conduct of life - 365 pages

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Page 73 - Use the most proper methods to retain that treasure of ideas which you have acquired; for the mind is ready to let many of them slip, unless some pains and labor be taken to fix them upon the memory.
Page 179 - Principles of Truth which are (as it were) wrought into the very Nature and Make of our Minds : They are fo evident in themfelves to every Man who attends to them, that they need no Proof.
Page 192 - Some are good humoured without compliment ; others have all the formalities of complaisance, but no good humour. We ought to know that one man may be vicious and learned, while another has virtue without learning. That many a man thinks admirably well, who has a poor utterance ; while others have a charming manner of speech, but their thoughts are trifling and impertinent. Some are good neighbours, and courteous, and charitable toward men, who have no piety towards God ; others are truly religious,...
Page 303 - After a considerable time Protagoras goes to law with Euathlus for the reward, and uses this dilemma : ' Either the cause will go on my side, or on yours : if the cause...
Page 73 - ... business ; but it is necessary you should have a more particular and accurate acquaintance with those things that refer to your peculiar province and duty in this life, or your happiness in another. There are some persons who never arrive at any...
Page 298 - A disjunctive syllogism is when the major propositiojvis disjunctive ; as, the earth moves in a circle or an ellipsis ; but it does not move in a circle ; therefore it moves in an ellipsis. A disjunctive syllogism may have many members or parts, thus; it is either spring, summer, autumn, or winter ; but, it is not spring, autumn, or winter ; there~ fore it is summer.
Page 72 - ... visit other cities and countries when you have seen your own, under the care of one who can teach you to profit by travelling, and to make wise observations ; indulge a just curiosity in seeing the wonders of art and nature ; search into...
Page 6 - God will one time or another make a difference between the good and the evil ; but there is little or no difference made in this world. Therefore there must be another world wherein this difference shall be made.
Page 302 - His major propositiou is, that 'it is lawful for one man to kill another who lies in wait to kill him ;' which he proves from the custom of nations, from natural equity, examples, &c.
Page 2 - Veritas in puteo, truth lies in a well; and to carry on this metaphor we may very justly say, that logic does, as it were, supply us with steps whereby we may go down to reach the water; or it frames the links of a chain, whereby we may draw the water up from the bottom.

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