Logick; Or, The Right Use of Reason in the Inquiry 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. Gillet, 1801 - Conduct of life - 365 pages

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Page 35 - First, our Senses, conversant about particular sensible objects, do convey into the mind several distinct perceptions of things, according to those various ways wherein those objects do affect them. And thus we come by those IDEAS we have of yellow, white, heat, cold, soft, hard, bitter, sweet, and all those which we call sensible qualities...
Page 216 - Guido, with a burnt stick in his hand, demonstrating on the smooth paving-stones of the path, that the square on the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides.
Page 203 - Men take up their principles by inheritance, and defend them, as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them.
Page 10 - It .is by this means we discover our duty to God and our fellow-creatures ; by this ^we arrive at the knowledge of natural religion, and learn to confirm our faith in divine revelation, as well as to, understand what is revealed.
Page 13 - This argumentation may be carried on farther; thus, 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 284 - ... is proved by the same proposition in other words, or by something that is equally uncertain and disputed : as if any one undertake to prove that the human soul is extended through all the parts of the body, because it resides in every member, which is but the same thing in other words.
Page 72 - Furnish yourselves with a rich variety of ideas. Acquaint yourselves with things ancient and modern ; things natural, civil, and religious ; things...
Page 73 - The way of attaining such an extensive treasure of ideas is, with diligence to apply yourself to read the best books ; converse with the most knowing and the wisest of men, and endeavor to improve by every person in whose company you are ; suffer no hour to pass away in a...
Page 74 - There are some persons who never arrive at any deep, solid, or valuable knowledge in any science, or any business of life ; because they are perpetually fluttering over the surface of things in a curious and wandering search of infinite variety : ever hearing, reading, or asking after something new, but impatient of...
Page 254 - A and B are unequal: if it agree with neither of them, there can be no comparison. So if the question be whether God must be worshipped, we seek a third idea, suppose the idea of a Creator, and say, Our Creator must be worshipped; God is our Creator; Therefore God must be worshipped...

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