A Discourse Of The Baconian Philosophy by Samuel TylerA Discourse Of The Baconian Philosophy by Samuel Tyler

A Discourse Of The Baconian Philosophy

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. 1846 Excerpt: ...method of investigation; though this is given in an incidental way too; for in investigating the subject of the treatise, the immortality of the soul, he had to use both his psychological theory and his method of investigation. "Have seeing and hearing," says Plato, "any thing of truth in them, and is their testimony faithful? Or are the poets in the right in saying that we neither see nor hear things truly? For if these two senses of seeing and hearing are not trustworthy, the others which are much weaker, will be far less such. Is it not by reasoning that the soul embraces truth? And does it not reason better than before, when it is not encumbered by seeing and hearing, pain or pleasure? When, shut up within itself, it bids adieu to the body, and entertains as little correspondence with it as possible; and pursues the knowledge of things without touching them. Now the simplest and purest way of examining things, is to pursue every particular thought alone, without offering to support our meditations by seeing or hearing, or backing our reason by any other corporeal sense; by employing the naked thought without any mixture, and so endeavouring to trace the pure and general essence of things without the ministry of the eyes or ears: the soul being, if I may so speak, entirely disengaged from the whole mass of the body, which only encumbers the soul, and cramps it in the quest of wisdom and truth, as often as it is admitted to the least correspondence with it. If the essence of things be ever known, must it not be known in the manner above mentioned?" Plato exhibits his method of investigation still more clearly in the following remarks extracted from the same treatise:--" After I had wearied myself in examining all things, I thought...
Title:A Discourse Of The Baconian PhilosophyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217422497

ISBN - 13:9780217422499