An Essay Towards An Easy And Useful System Of Logic

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byRobert Blakey

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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.1834 Excerpt: ... 114 CHAPTER V. ON LANGUAGE. Language is intimately connected with the reasoning faculties. Indeed, of so much importance has the right use and proper definition of words appeared to many logicians, that they have considered all sound reasoning to be grounded upon them. How far this opinion is correct will be shown in the subsequent parts of this chapter. Words of some description or other are used by all mankind, and are to be viewed in two different lights: 1st, To represent their own individual thoughts; and, 2d, To convey ideas to others. A correct definition of our terms is of vital importance in our communications with our fellow-men; for though we may use words to represent our ideas to ourselves according to any plan we think proper, yet when we come to reason with and discourse to others, we must pay the most scrupulous attention to those verbal or written signs, conventionally agreed upon in the language which we employ, in order that we may convey to them an accurate representation of our conceptions, feelings, and sentiments. Some writers on logic have given numerous and minute directions relative to the definition of our general terms of reasoning; but the benefits to be derived from a close attention to these directions, will not, I am afraid, prove of great importance. It is, however, necessary that the reader should have his mind deeply impressed with the importance of general definition; and for that end, a few remarks will be made to point out where this alleged importance is founded, and to aid the suggestion to the mind of those practical rules, which will, in some measure, enable us to avoid glaring errors of judgment, by the use of improper words. If we do not learn to contract a habit in our general reasonings, of examining very scrupu...

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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.1834 Excerpt: ... 114 CHAPTER V. ON LANGUAGE. Language is intimately connected with the reasoning faculties. Indeed, of so much importance has the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217828620

ISBN - 13:9780217828628

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