Prodromus; Or, An Inquiry Into The First Principles Of Reasoning Including An Analysis Of The Human…

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bySir Graves Champney Haughton

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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. 1839 Excerpt: ... the right, when left to its own discretion; and that its deficiencies are almost invariably the result of an attempt to force what we do not fully comprehend into some system that we have taken up immaturely. A case that may be illustrated by that of gravitation; which, when left to its own influence, brings down to the earth every this Reason,' ' On this Account,' and ' Therefore,' as if they had all one and the same sense. The word Season itself is not altogether that which ought to be employed; as it is the Account, or explanation, which Reason renders to itself of the operations observed in nature and art, that we really intend by its use. body, in the straightest line possible; while every attempt that human art could devise to facilitate that end would only have the effect of deranging this spontaneous effort of nature. § 99. If we examine with attention the operations of the human intellect, we shall find that they are, like those of every thing which we include under the general term ' nature,' perfectly uniform and consistent. If we wanted, for instance, to convince a savage from Terra del Fuego that a thing cannot both be, and not be, at the same moment, we must set about it in a similar manner that we should to prove it to an infant Locke or Hume. An examination of the languages of the most savage races will prove that they are fundamentally constructed on the same principles as our own: and let it not be imagined that this is a trifling fact; for only those who have reflected on language are aware of its complicated and exquisite mechanism. Uniformity in languages could not exist, if the mode of proceeding of the intellect was not fixed and invariable. There is, therefore, but one form of intellect common to mankind; but individuals and ra...

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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. 1839 Excerpt: ... the right, when left to its own discretion; and that its deficiencies are almost invariably the result of an attempt to force w...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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