A Compend Of Logick; For The Use Of The University Of Pennsylvania

Paperback | July 6, 2012

byJohn Andrews

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1801 edition. Excerpt: ... tamely man; and we all know by experience, that it may be affirmed of him. Having thus, by means of the intermediate idea, formed two several judgments,--that man is possessed of reason and liberty, and that reason and liberty imply accountableness; a third obviously and necessarily follows, namely that man is accountable for his aclions. Here then we have a complete act of reasoning, in which, according to what has been already observed, there are three distinct judgments; two, that may be styled previous, in as much as they lead to the other, and arise from comparing the middle idea with the two ideas in question; and a third, which is a consequence of these previous acts, and flows from uniting the extreme ideas themselves. If now we put this reasoning into due form, it exhibits what Logicians Call a syllogism, and runs thus. Every creature, possessed of reason and liberty, is accountable for bis aclions: Man is a creature possessed of reason and liberty:, Therefore man is accountable for his aclions. Of these three propositions, the twofirst answer the two previous judgments, v in reasoning; and are called The PreMises, because they are placed before the other: the third is termed The ConClusion; as being gained in consequence of what was asserted in the premises. Man and accountablenefs are the extremes; and a creature possessed of reason and liberty, the middle term. "We may also observe, that, as the conclusion is made up of the extreme terms of the syllogism, so that extreme, which.as which serves as the predicate of the conclusion, goes by the name of The Majo-r Term; and the other extreme, which makes the subject in the same proposition, is called The Minor.Term. And again, from this distinction between the extremes arises also a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1801 edition. Excerpt: ... tamely man; and we all know by experience, that it may be affirmed of him. Having thus, by means of the intermediate i...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:July 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217158447

ISBN - 13:9780217158442

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