<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man (Reid (Thomas), Woozley (A.D.), Ed.) - Theo Todman's Book Collection (Book-Paper Abstracts)</title> <link href="../../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../../TT_ICO.png" /> </head> <a name="Top"></a> <BODY> <div id="header"> <HR><H1>Theo Todman's Book Collection (Book-Paper Abstracts)</H1></div> <hr><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><tr><td colspan =3><A HREF = "../BookSummary_6598.htm">Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man</A></td></tr><tr><td colspan =3><A HREF = "../../../Authors/R/Author_Reid (Thomas).htm">Reid (Thomas)</a>, <A HREF = "../../../Authors/W/Author_Woozley (A.D.).htm">Woozley (A.D.)</a>, Ed.</td></tr><tr><td colspan =3>This Page provides (where held) the <b>Abstract</b> of the above <b>Book</b> and those of all the <b>Papers</b> contained in it.</td></tr><tr><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td><td><A HREF = "../BookCitings_6598.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Book</A></td><td><A HREF = "../BooksToNotes_6598.htm">Notes Citing this Book</A></td></tr></tr></TABLE></CENTER><hr> <P ALIGN = "Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>BOOK ABSTRACT: </B><BR><BR><U>Contents</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="I">EDITOR'S PREFACE ....... V <BR>ABBREVIATIONS ....... Vi <BR>INTRODUCTION ....... Vii <BR>REID'S PREFACE ....... Xlv <li>ESSAY I : PRELIMINARY CHAPTER<ol type="1"><li>EXPLICATION OF WORDS ..... 1</li><li>PRINCIPLES TAKEN FOR GRANTED . . . .21 </li><li>OF HYPOTHESES ....... 30 </li><li>OF ANALOGY ....... 35 </li><li>OF THE PROPER MEANS OF KNOWING THE OPERATIONS OF THE MIND ....... 40 </li><li>OF THE DIFFICULTY OF ATTENDING TO THE OPERATIONS OF OUR OWN MINDS ...... 43 </li><li>[DIVISION OF THE POWERS OF THE MIND] </li><li>OF SOCIAL OPERATIONS OF MIND . . . .48 </li></ol></li><li>ESSAY II : OF THE POWERS WE HAVE BY MEANS OF OUR EXTERNAL SENSES <ol type="1"><li>OF THE ORGANS OF SENSE ..... 52 </li><li>OF THE IMPRESSIONS ON THE ORGANS, NERVES, AND BRAIN ........ 55 </li><li>HYPOTHESES CONCERNING THE NERVES AND BRAIN . 58 </li><li>FALSE CONCLUSIONS DRAWN FROM THE IMPRESSIONS BEFORE MENTIONED ...... 69 </li><li>OF PERCEPTION ....... 78 </li><li>WHAT IT Is TO ACCOUNT FOR A PHENOMENON IN NATURE ....... 82 </li><li>SENTIMENTS OF PHILOSOPHERS ABOUT THE PERCEPTIONS OF EXTERNAL OBJECTS; AND, FIRST, OF THE THEORY OF FATHER MALEBRANCHE . . . .86 </li><li>OF THE COMMON THEORY OF PERCEPTION; AND OF THE SENTIMENTS OF THE PERIPATETICS AND OF DESCARTES 91 </li><li>OF THE SENTIMENTS OF MR. LOCKE . . .100 </li><li>OF THE SENTIMENTS OF BISHOP BERKELEY . . 111 </li><li>BISHOP BERKELEY'S SENTIMENTS OF THE NATURE OF IDEAS ........ 120 </li><li>OF THE SENTIMENTS OF MR. HUME . . .130 </li><li>[OF THE SENTIMENTS OF ANTHONY ARNAULD] </li><li>REFLECTIONS ON THE COMMON THEORY OF IDEAS . 134 </li><li>[AN ACCOUNT OF THE SYSTEM OF LEIBNIZ] </li><li>OF SENSATION . . . . . . .150 </li><li>OF THE OBJECTS OF PERCEPTION; AND, FIRST, OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY QUALITIES . . .156 </li><li>OF OTHER OBJECTS OF PERCEPTION . . .165 </li><li>OF MATTER AND OF SPACE . . . . .170 </li><li>OF THE EVIDENCE OF SENSE, AND OF BELIEF IN GENERAL . . . . . . .175 </li><li>[OF THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE SENSES] </li><li>OF THE FALLACY OF THE SENSES . . . .184 </li></ol></li><li>ESSAY III : OF MEMORY <ol type="1"><li>THINGS OBVIOUS AND CERTAIN WITH REGARD TO MEMORY . . . . . . .194 </li><li>MEMORY AN ORIGINAL FACULTY . . . .197 </li><li>OF DURATION ....... 199 </li><li>OF IDENTITY ....... 200 </li><li>MR. LOCKE'S ACCOUNT [OF THE ORIGIN OF OUR IDEAS, AND PARTICULARLY] OF THE IDEA OF DURATION . 206 </li><li>OF MR. LOCKE'S ACCOUNT OF OUR PERSONAL IDENTITY 212 </li><li>THEORIES CONCERNING MEMORY . . . .216 </li></ol></li><li>ESSAY IV : OF CONCEPTION <ol type="1"><li>OF CONCEPTION, OR SIMPLE APPREHENSION IN GENERAL ....... 229 </li><li>THEORIES CONCERNING CONCEPTION . . . 244 </li><li>MISTAKES CONCERNING CONCEPTION . . .254 </li><li> [OF THE TRAIN OF THOUGHT IN THE MIND] </li></ol></li><li>ESSAY V : OF ABSTRACTION <ol type="1"><li>OF GENERAL WORDS ...... 262 </li><li>OF GENERAL CONCEPTIONS ..... 268 </li><li>OF GENERAL CONCEPTIONS FORMED BY ANALYSING OBJECTS ....... 274 </li><li>OF GENERAL CONCEPTIONS FORMED BY COMBINATION . 281 </li><li>OBSERVATIONS CONCERNING THE NAMES GIVEN TO OUR GENERAL NOTIONS ...... 290 </li><li>OPINIONS OF PHILOSOPHERS ABOUT <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1008.htm">UNIVERSALS</A><SUP>1</SUP> . 294 </li></ol></li><li>ESSAY VI : OF JUDGMENT <ol type="1"><li>OF JUDGMENT IN GENERAL . . . . .313 </li><li>OF COMMON SENSE ...... 329 </li><li>SENTIMENTS OF PHILOSOPHERS CONCERNING JUDGMENT 340 </li><li>OF FIRST PRINCIPLES IN GENERAL .... 358 </li><li>THE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF CONTINGENT TRUTHS . 372 </li><li>FIRST PRINCIPLES OF NECESSARY TRUTHS . . 391 </li><li>[OPINIONS, ANCIENT AND MODERN, ABOUT FIRST PRINCIPLES] </li><li>OF PREJUDICES, THE CAUSES OF ERROR . . . 408 </li></ol></li><li>ESSAY VII : OF REASONING <ol type="1"><li>OF REASONING IN GENERAL, AND OF DEMONSTRATION 420 </li><li>WHETHER MORALITY BE CAPABLE OF DEMONSTRATION 425 </li><li>OF PROBABLE REASONING ..... 432 </li><li>OF MR. HUME'S SCEPTICISM WITH REGARD TO REASON ....... 439 </li></ol></li><li>[ESSAY VIII : OF TASTE <ol type="1"><li>OF TASTE IN GENERAL </li><li>OF THE OBJECTS OF TASTE, AND FIRST OF NOVELTY </li><li>OF GRANDEUR </li><li>OF BEAUTY] </li></ol><BR>INDEX ........ 449 </li></ol></FONT><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR><B>BOOK COMMENT: </B><ul type="disc"><li>Electronic copy of the 1941 Macmillan edition.</li><li>See <a name="W5969W"></a><A HREF = "https://archive.org/details/essaysontheintel007938mbp" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> </li><li>'Edited and Abridged' by Woozley; bracketed items in the index are omitted from the text. </li><li>Woozley notes: '<FONT COLOR = "800080">I owe especial thanks to Mr. <a name="2"></a><A HREF = "../../../Authors/G/Author_Grice (H. Paul).htm">H. Paul Grice</A>, who has assisted me greatly by compiling the index and by sharing the labours of proof correction, and who by his criticisms and suggestions has enabled me to eliminate some of the more glaring howlers from my own contribution to the work.</FONT>'</li></ul></P> <a name="ColourConventions"></a><hr><br><B><U>Text Colour Conventions</U> (see <A HREF="../../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</B><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> </center> <BR><HR><BR><center> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T05:23" pubdate>02/08/2018 05:23:27</time> <br><A HREF="../../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A> </TD></TR><TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>