Logic, 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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Ranlett & Norris, 1806 - Conduct of life - 287 pages
 

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Page 139 - Certainty, according to the schools, is distinguished into objective and subjective. Objective certainty, is when the proposition is certainly true in itself; and subjective, when we are certain of the truth of it. The one is in things, the other is in our minds.
Page vi - God to all men ; though all are not favoured with it by nature in an equal degree : But the acquired improvements of it, in different men, make a much greater di (Unction between them than nature had made.
Page 220 - I take a third line c, or an inch, and apply it to each of them ; if it agree with them both, then I infer that A and B are equal : but if it agree with one and not with the other, then I conclude 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...
Page 60 - TC'URNISH yourself ^with a rich variety • of ideas ; acquaint yourselves with things ancient and modern; things natural, civil and religious ; things domestic a'nd national ; things of your native land, and of foreign countries ; things present, past, and future...
Page 236 - 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 63 - To shorten something of this labor, if the books which you read are your own, mark with a pen, or pencil, the most considerable things in them which you desire to remember. Thus you may read that book the second time over with half the trouble, by your eye running over the paragraphs which your pencil has noted...
Page 61 - ... 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 144 - Inspiration is a sort of evidence distinct from all the former, and that is, when such an overpowering impression of any proposition is made upon the mind by God himself, that gives a convincing and indubitable evidence of the truth and divinity of it : so were the prophets and the apostles inspired*.
Page ix - 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 52 - Bitter is alfo fuch an equivocal word ; there is bitter wormwood, there are bitter words, there are bitter enemies, and a bitter cold -morning.

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