Philosophical and literary essays by James GregoryPhilosophical and literary essays by James Gregory

Philosophical and literary essays

byJames Gregory

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1792 edition. Excerpt: ... congruity of thought, amounting to a genuine Bull, as truly as the unlucky Frenchman's indignation at the old woman foe changing him at nurse. Many other passages I then saw clearly to be approximations to the fame kind of incongruity, and was enabled to answer them accordingly. The objections, and the answers to them, shewing some of those incongruities, are printed in the Appendix to the Essay, to which they relate; and which must be read before they can be understood. Every person then may judge for himself, whether the account here given of them be exaggerated, or in any way misrepresented; and will, I trust, on mature consideration and trial, agree with me in thinking, that this real case affords an illustration, stronger, if possible, and certainly more in point, than any of the imaginary extreme caies that 1 had contrived, to ihew the nature aud causes of some kinds of obscurity and perplexity of thought, and the remedies or means for for correcting them. Such persons may judge, whether it would have been pojjtble to have thought and argued in the fame way, if, either instead of vague, ambiguous, general terms, or along with these, and in explanation of them, particular instances, such as Bacon recommends, and I suggest, had been duly employed. Yet those ambiguous expressions and reasonings were satisfactory, not only to the author of them, but to two other men, of undoubted candour, and uncommon talents, and great knowledge, and much accustomed to, and very capable of, the acutest and strictest reasonings on different subjects, in which the notions to be reasoned about are clear and precise, and the terms expressing them distinct and accurate. I have no doubt but that many persons of good fense, even aster this ample warning,...
Title:Philosophical and literary essaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217248837

ISBN - 13:9780217248839