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ELEMENTS

OF THE

PHILOSOPHY

OF

THE HUMAN MIND.

IN TWO PARTS.

BY

DU GALD STEWART,

PROFESSOR OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY IN THE PRIVERSITY, AND FELLOW OF THE ROYAL
SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH; HONORARY MEMBER OF THE IMPERIAL ACADEMY OF
SCIENCES AT. ST. PETERSBURGH ; AND MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN

PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY HELD AT PHILADELPHIA.

A New Edition.

BOSTON:

JAMES MUNROE, & CO.
NEW YORK : COLLINS, BROTHER AND CO.--ROBINSON, PRATT
AND CO. PHILADELPHIA : GRIGG AND ELLIOT.

1843.

CHAPTER V.-OF THE AssociATION OF IDEAS

PAGE
. 170

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Sect. I.

ibid.
1. Doubts with respect to Locke's Distinction between the Powers

of Intuition and of Reasoning

ibid.

11. Conclusions obtained by a Process of Deduction often mistaken

for Intuitive Judgments

397

Il.-Of General Reasoning

401

1. Illustrations of some Remarks formerly stated in treating of Ab-

straction

ibid.
II. Continuation of the Subjeci.—of Language considered as an In-

strument of thought

413

III. Continuation of the Subject.–Visionary Theories of some Logi-

cians, occasioned by their inattention to the Essential Distinc-

tion between Mathematics and other Sciences

IV. Continuation of the Subject.-Peculiar and supereminent Advan.

tages

possessed by Mathematicians, in consequence of their defi-

nite Phraseology

422

III._Of Mathematical Demonstration

424

I. Of the circumstance on which Demonstrative Evidence essentially

depends

ibid.
II. Continuation of the subject. --Ilow far it is irue that all Mathema-

tical Evidence is resolvable into Identical Propositions

432

III. Continuation of the Subject.—Evidence of the Mechanical Philoso-

phy, not to be confounded with that which is properly called

Demonstrative or Mathematical. -Opposite Error of some late

Writers

439

IV.-Of our Reasonings concerning Probable or Contingent Truths 453

I. Narrow Field of Demonstrative Evidence.-Of Demonstrative Evi-

dence, when combined with that of Sense, as in Practical Geome-

try: and with those of Sense and of Induction, as in the Mecha-

nical Philosophy.-Remarks on a Fundamental Law of Belief,

involved in all our Reasonings concerning Contingent 'Truths ibid.

II. Continuation of the Subject.-Ōf that Permanence or Stability in

the Order of Nature, which is presupposed in our Reasonings

concerning Contingent Truths

458

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