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ON, THE

RIGHT USE OF REASON

IN

THE ENQUIRY AFTER TRUTH:

WITH A VARIETY OŠ

Rules to guard against Error,

IN THE

AFFAIRS OF RELIGION AND HUMAN LIFE,

AS WELL AS IN THE SCIENCES,

BY.

ISAAC WATTS, D.D.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR THOMAS TEGG,

NO. 111, CHEAPSIDE.

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THE Introduction and general Scheme

PART 1.-OF PERCEPTION AND IDEAS.

CHAP. I.-Of the Nature of Ideas

ib.

CHAP. II.--Of the Objects of Perception

Sect. 1. Of being in general

ib.

Sect. 2. Of substances, and their various kinds

8

Sect. 3. Of modes, and their various kinds; and first of es-

sential and accidental modes

13

Sect. 4. The farther divisions of mode

17

Sect. 5. Of the ten categories. Of substance modified 20

Sect. 6. Of not being

21

CUAP. III.- of the several sorts of Perception or Ideas

Sect: 1. Of sensible, spiritual, and abstracted ideas

Sect. 2. Of simple and complex, compound and collective

ideas

Sect. 3. Ofóniversal and particular ideas, real and imaginary 27

Sect. 4. The division of ideas, with regard to their qualities 31

CHAP. IV.-Of Words, and their several Divisions, toge-

ther with the Advuntuge und Danger of them 36

Sect. 1. Of words in general, and their use

ib.

Sect. 2. Of negative and positive terms

41

Sect. 3 Of simple and complex terms

43

Sect. 4. Of words commou and proper

45

Sect. 5. Of concrete and abstract terms

46

Sect. 6. Of univocal and equivocal words

ib.

Sect. 7. Of various kinds of equivocal words

48

Sect. 8. The origin or causes of equivocal words

53

CHAP. V.-General Directions relating to our Ideas 56

Direct. 1. Of acquịring a treasure of ideas

ib.
Direct. 2. Of retaining ideas in the memory

58

Direct. 3. Of selecting useful ideas

60

Direct. 4. Of the government of our thoughts

61

CHAP. VI.-Special Rules to direct our Conceptions of

Things

63

Sect. 1. Of gaining clear and distinct ideas

ib.

Sect. 2. Of the definition of words or names

65

Sect. 3. Directions concerning the definition of names 66

Sect. 4. Of the definition of things

79

Sect. 5. Rules of the definition of things

83

Sect. 6. Observations concerning the definition of things 86

Sect. 7. Of a complete conception of things

Sect. 8. Of division, and the rules of it

Sect. 9. Of a comprehensive conception of things, and of

abstraction

Sect. 10. Of the extensive conception of things, and of dis-

tribution

102

Sect. 11. Of an orderly conception of things

106

Sect. 19. These fiv rules of conception exemplified

167

Sect. 13. An illustration of these five rules by similitudes 109

PART II.-OF JUDGMENT AND PROPOSITION. 11%

CHAP. I. Of the Nature of a Proposition, und its several

Parts

113

CHAP. II.- Of the various kinds of Propositions

116

Sect. 1. Of aniversal, particular, indefinite, and singular

ib.

propositions

Sect. 2. Of affirmative and negative propositions

129

124

Sect. 3. Of the opposition and conversion of propositions

93
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