A Discourse of the Baconian Philosophy

Paperback | February 1, 2012

bySamuel Tyler

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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. 1850. Excerpt: ... PART THE FOURTH. THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PHILOSOPHY AND REVELATION. In the third part of this discourse, we have shown, that Natural Theology is a branch of Philosophy. We propose now to inquire, what connection there is between Philosophy and Revelation. In order to attain a precise understanding of this question, it is important, to inquire first into the connection between reason and revelation. First then, what is the connection between reason and revelation? The first problem which presents itself in the investigation of the connection between reason and revelation, is what is meant by reason? We shall endeavour to show, that whatever idea men may intend to convey by it in such a connection, they do in reality mean by it philosophy. If this be so, then this inquiry will resolve itself into the investigation of the connection between Philosophy and Revelation, which is the subject that this part of our discourse is intended to unfold. In the second chapter of the second part of this discourse, we have endeavoured to show with Locke, that there are no innate ideas, nor a priori conceptions, by w hich the mind judges of truth, but that all our knowledge is acquired by experience; and that what we call principles are nothing but generalized facts; and that whether these facts or principles have been generalized by ourselves or by others, they are equally acquired by experience in our meaning of the term. If then the mind has no innate, or a priori knowledge, but acquires all through experience, we must mean by reason, either the bare faculty of reason, or else the knowledge acquired by that faculty: for upon this theory of mental philosophy, it can have no other meaning. If then we mean by it, the bare faculty of reason, the inquiry resolves itself into t...

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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. 1850. Excerpt: ... PART THE FOURTH. THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PHILOSOPHY AND REVELATION. In the third part of this discourse, we have shown, that Na...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217335462

ISBN - 13:9780217335461

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