Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man
Reid (Thomas), Woozley (A.D.), Ed.
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Contents

    EDITOR'S PREFACE ....... V
    ABBREVIATIONS ....... Vi
    INTRODUCTION ....... Vii
    REID'S PREFACE ....... Xlv
  1. ESSAY I : PRELIMINARY CHAPTER
    1. EXPLICATION OF WORDS ..... 1
    2. PRINCIPLES TAKEN FOR GRANTED . . . .21
    3. OF HYPOTHESES ....... 30
    4. OF ANALOGY ....... 35
    5. OF THE PROPER MEANS OF KNOWING THE OPERATIONS OF THE MIND ....... 40
    6. OF THE DIFFICULTY OF ATTENDING TO THE OPERATIONS OF OUR OWN MINDS ...... 43
    7. [DIVISION OF THE POWERS OF THE MIND]
    8. OF SOCIAL OPERATIONS OF MIND . . . .48
  2. ESSAY II : OF THE POWERS WE HAVE BY MEANS OF OUR EXTERNAL SENSES
    1. OF THE ORGANS OF SENSE ..... 52
    2. OF THE IMPRESSIONS ON THE ORGANS, NERVES, AND BRAIN ........ 55
    3. HYPOTHESES CONCERNING THE NERVES AND BRAIN . 58
    4. FALSE CONCLUSIONS DRAWN FROM THE IMPRESSIONS BEFORE MENTIONED ...... 69
    5. OF PERCEPTION ....... 78
    6. WHAT IT Is TO ACCOUNT FOR A PHENOMENON IN NATURE ....... 82
    7. SENTIMENTS OF PHILOSOPHERS ABOUT THE PERCEPTIONS OF EXTERNAL OBJECTS; AND, FIRST, OF THE THEORY OF FATHER MALEBRANCHE . . . .86
    8. OF THE COMMON THEORY OF PERCEPTION; AND OF THE SENTIMENTS OF THE PERIPATETICS AND OF DESCARTES 91
    9. OF THE SENTIMENTS OF MR. LOCKE . . .100
    10. OF THE SENTIMENTS OF BISHOP BERKELEY . . 111
    11. BISHOP BERKELEY'S SENTIMENTS OF THE NATURE OF IDEAS ........ 120
    12. OF THE SENTIMENTS OF MR. HUME . . .130
    13. [OF THE SENTIMENTS OF ANTHONY ARNAULD]
    14. REFLECTIONS ON THE COMMON THEORY OF IDEAS . 134
    15. [AN ACCOUNT OF THE SYSTEM OF LEIBNIZ]
    16. OF SENSATION . . . . . . .150
    17. OF THE OBJECTS OF PERCEPTION; AND, FIRST, OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY QUALITIES . . .156
    18. OF OTHER OBJECTS OF PERCEPTION . . .165
    19. OF MATTER AND OF SPACE . . . . .170
    20. OF THE EVIDENCE OF SENSE, AND OF BELIEF IN GENERAL . . . . . . .175
    21. [OF THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE SENSES]
    22. OF THE FALLACY OF THE SENSES . . . .184
  3. ESSAY III : OF MEMORY
    1. THINGS OBVIOUS AND CERTAIN WITH REGARD TO MEMORY . . . . . . .194
    2. MEMORY AN ORIGINAL FACULTY . . . .197
    3. OF DURATION ....... 199
    4. OF IDENTITY ....... 200
    5. MR. LOCKE'S ACCOUNT [OF THE ORIGIN OF OUR IDEAS, AND PARTICULARLY] OF THE IDEA OF DURATION . 206
    6. OF MR. LOCKE'S ACCOUNT OF OUR PERSONAL IDENTITY 212
    7. THEORIES CONCERNING MEMORY . . . .216
  4. ESSAY IV : OF CONCEPTION
    1. OF CONCEPTION, OR SIMPLE APPREHENSION IN GENERAL ....... 229
    2. THEORIES CONCERNING CONCEPTION . . . 244
    3. MISTAKES CONCERNING CONCEPTION . . .254
    4. [OF THE TRAIN OF THOUGHT IN THE MIND]
  5. ESSAY V : OF ABSTRACTION
    1. OF GENERAL WORDS ...... 262
    2. OF GENERAL CONCEPTIONS ..... 268
    3. OF GENERAL CONCEPTIONS FORMED BY ANALYSING OBJECTS ....... 274
    4. OF GENERAL CONCEPTIONS FORMED BY COMBINATION . 281
    5. OBSERVATIONS CONCERNING THE NAMES GIVEN TO OUR GENERAL NOTIONS ...... 290
    6. OPINIONS OF PHILOSOPHERS ABOUT UNIVERSALS . 294
  6. ESSAY VI : OF JUDGMENT
    1. OF JUDGMENT IN GENERAL . . . . .313
    2. OF COMMON SENSE ...... 329
    3. SENTIMENTS OF PHILOSOPHERS CONCERNING JUDGMENT 340
    4. OF FIRST PRINCIPLES IN GENERAL .... 358
    5. THE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF CONTINGENT TRUTHS . 372
    6. FIRST PRINCIPLES OF NECESSARY TRUTHS . . 391
    7. [OPINIONS, ANCIENT AND MODERN, ABOUT FIRST PRINCIPLES]
    8. OF PREJUDICES, THE CAUSES OF ERROR . . . 408
  7. ESSAY VII : OF REASONING
    1. OF REASONING IN GENERAL, AND OF DEMONSTRATION 420
    2. WHETHER MORALITY BE CAPABLE OF DEMONSTRATION 425
    3. OF PROBABLE REASONING ..... 432
    4. OF MR. HUME'S SCEPTICISM WITH REGARD TO REASON ....... 439
  8. [ESSAY VIII : OF TASTE
    1. OF TASTE IN GENERAL
    2. OF THE OBJECTS OF TASTE, AND FIRST OF NOVELTY
    3. OF GRANDEUR
    4. OF BEAUTY]

    INDEX ........ 449

BOOK COMMENT:
  • Electronic copy of the 1941 Macmillan edition.
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  • 'Edited and Abridged' by Woozley; bracketed items in the index are omitted from the text.
  • Woozley notes: 'I owe especial thanks to Mr. H. Paul Grice, 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.'



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