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Of the dignity and difficulty of Civil History.
First division of Civil History (properly so called) into Memorials, Antiquities, and Perfect History.
Division of Perfect History into Chronicles of Times, Lives of Persons, and Relations of Actions. The explanation of these.
Division of History of Times into Universal and Particular. The advantages and disadvantages of each.
Second division of History of Times into Annals and Journals.
Second division of Civil History (properly so called) into Pure and Mixed.
Division of Ecclesiastical History, into History of the Church, History according to the Prophecies, and History of Providence.
Of certain Appendices to History, which deal with the words of man, as History deals with their actions. Division of the same into Orations, Letters, and Apophthegms.
Of the second principal branch of Learning, namely, Poesy. Division of Poesy into Narrative, Dramatic, and Parabolical. Three examples of Parabolical Poesy are propounded.
BOOK THE THIRD.
Division of Science into Theology and Philosophy. Division of Philosophy into three doctrines; concerning the Deity,
concerning Nature, and concerning Man. Primary Philosophy as the common mother of all.
Of Natural Theology; and the doctrine concerning Angels and Spirits, which is an appendix of the same.
Division of Natural Philosophy into Speculative and Operative. And that these two ought to be kept separate, both in the intention of the writer and in the body of the treatise.
Division of Speculative doctrine concerning nature, into Physic (special) and Metaphysic. Whereof Physic inquires of the Efficient Cause and the Material; Metaphysic of the Final Cause and the Form. Division of Physic (special) into doctrine concerning the Principles of Things, concerning the Fabric of Things, or the world; and concerning the Variety of Things. Division of the doctrine concerning the Variety of Things into doctrine concerning things concrete, and doctrine concerning things abstract. The division of the doctrine concerning things concrete is referred to the same divisions which Natural History receives. Division of the doctrine concerning things abstract, into doctrine concerning the Configuration of Matter, and the doctrine concerning motions. Two appendices of Speculative Physic: natural problems, and dogmas of the ancient philosophers. Division of Metaphysic into doctrine concerning Form, and doctrine concerning Final Causes.
Division of the operative doctrine concerning Nature into Mechanic and Magic, which correspond to the divisions of the speculative doctrine: Mechanic answering to Physic, Magic to Metaphysic. Purification of the word Magic. Two appendices of the operative doctrine. Inventory of the possessions of man; and Catalogue of Polychrests, or things of general
Of the great Appendix of Natural Philosophy, both specula
tive and operative, namely, Mathematics: and that it ought rather to be placed among appendices than among substantive sciences. Division of Mathematics into Pure and Mixed.
BOOK THE FOURTH.
Division of the doctrine concerning Man into Philosophy of Humanity and Philosophy Civil. Division of the Philosophy of Humanity into doctrine concerning the Body of Man, and doctrine concerning the Soul of Man. Constitution of one general doctrine concerning the Nature or the State of Man. Division of the doctrine concerning the State of Man into doctrine concerning the Person of Man, and concerning the League of Mind and Body. Division of the doctrine concerning the Person of Man into doctrine concerning the Miseries of Man, and concerning his Prerogatives. Division of the doctrine concerning the League, into doctrine concerning Indications and concerning Impressions. Assignation of Physiognomy and Interpretation of Natural Dreams to the doctrine concerning Indications.
Division of the doctrine concerning the Body of Man into Medicine, Cosmetic, Athletic, and Voluptuary. Division of Medicine into three offices; viz. the Preservation of Health, the Cure of Diseases, and the Prolongation of Life. And that the last division concerning the prolongation of Life ought to be kept separate from the other two.
Division of Human Philosophy relating to the Soul into doctrine concerning the Breath of Life and doctrine concerning the Sensible or Produced Spirit. Second division of the same Philosophy into doctrine concerning the Substance and Faculties of the Soul, and doctrine concerning the Use and Objects of the Faculties. Two appendices to the doctrine concerning the Faculties of the Soul: doctrine concerning Natural Divination, and doctrine concerning Fascination. Distribution of the faculties of the Sensible Soul into Motion and Sense.
BOOK THE FIFTH.
Division of the doctrine concerning the use and objects of the Faculties of the Human Soul into Logic and Ethics. Division of Logic into the arts of Discovering, of Judging, of Retaining, and of Transmitting.
Division of the Art of Discovering into discovery of Arts and discovery of Arguments: and that the former of these (which is the most important) is wanting. Division of the art of discovery of Arts into Learned Experience and the New Organon. Description of Learned Experience.
Division of the art of discovery of Arguments into the Promptuary, and Topics. Division of Topics into General and Particular. Example of a Particular Topic, in an inquiry concerning Heavy and Light.
Division of the art of Judging into judgment by Induction and judgment by Syllogism. The first whereof is referred to the New Organon. First division of Judgment by Syllogism into Reduction Direct and Reduction Inverse. Second division of the same into Analytic, and doctrine concerning Detection of Fallacies. Division of the doctrine concerning the detection of fallacies into detection of sophistical fallacies, fallacies of interpretation, and fallacies of false appearances or Idols. Division of Idols into Idols of the Tribe, Idols of the Cave, and Idols of the Market-place. Appendix to the Art of Judging; viz. concerning the Analogy of Demonstrations according to the nature of the subject.
Division of the Art of Retaining into the doctrine concerning the Helps of Memory and the doctrine concerning Memory itself. Division of the doctrine concerning Memory itself into Prenotion and Emblem.
BOOK THE SIXTH.
Division of the art of Transmitting into the doctrine concerning the Organ of Discourse, the doctrine concerning the Method of Discourse, and the doctrine concerning the Illustration of Discourse. Division of the doctrine concerning the organ of discourse into the doctrine concerning the Notations of Things, concerning Speech, and concerning Writing. Whereof the two first constitute Grammar and are divisions of it. Division of the doctrine concerning the notations of things into Hieroglyphics, and Real Characters. Second division of Grammar into Literary and Philosophic. Reference of Poesy in respect of metre to the doctrine concerning Speech. Reference of the doctrine concerning ciphers to the doctrine concerning Writing.
The doctrine concerning the Method of Discourse is made a substantive and principal part of the art of transmitting; and is named Wisdom of Transmission. Different kinds of method are enumerated, with a note of their advantages and disadvantages.
Of the foundations and office of the doctrine concerning Illustration of Discourse, or Rhetoric. Three appendices of Rhetoric, which relate only to the Promptuary; Colours of Good and Evil, both simple and comparative; Antitheses of things; Lesser Forms of Speeches.
Two general appendices of the Art of Transmission; Critical and Pedagogical.
BOOK THE SEVENTH.
Division of Moral Knowledge into the Exemplar or Platform of Good, and the Georgics or Culture of the Mind. Division. of the Platform of Good into Simple and Comparative Good. Division of Simple Good into Individual Good, and Good of Communion.
Division of Individual or Self-Good into Active and Passive