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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Richard Ford ... and Richard Hett, 1736 - Conduct of life - 365 pages

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Page 71 - ... yourselves, as well as learn them from others ; be acquainted with men as well as books ; learn all things as much as you can at...
Page 71 - ... knowledge that is required or expected of any man, in things which are utterly foreign to his...
Page 184 - 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 285 - 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 308 - Parts of this fort of Learning are well •worth our Study ; for by perpetual Examples they teach us to conceive with Clearnefs, to connect our Ideas and Propofitions in a Train of Dependence, to reafon with Strength and DemonItration, and to diftinguifh between Truth and Falfhood.
Page 69 - ... and national ; things of your native land, and of foreign countries; things...
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.
Page 280 - ... 2. A disjunctive syllogism is when the major proposition is 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 ; therefore, it is summer.
Page 174 - God himfelf. that gives a convincing and indubitable evidence of the truth and divinity of it...
Page 71 - 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.

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