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Logic, or The right use of reason in the inquiry after truth. With a variety of rules to guard against error in the affairs of religion and human life, as well as in the sciences.

Author: Isaac Watts
Publisher: Exeter[N.H.], Printed by Ranlett & Norris, 1806.
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Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748.
Logic, or The right use of reason in the inquiry after truth.
Exeter[N.H.], Printed by Ranlett & Norris, 1806
(OCoLC)656913213
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isaac Watts
OCLC Number: 13630961
Description: 287, [1] pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Part one. Of perception and ideas : I. Of the nature of ideas --
II. Of the objects of perception : 1. Of being in general ; 2. Of substances and their various kinds ; 3. Of modes, and their various kinds, and first of essential and accidental modes ; 4. The farther divisions of mode ; 5. Of the ten categories ; Of substance modified ; 6. Of not-being --
III. Of the several sorts of perceptions or ideas : 1. Of sensible, spiritual, and abstracted ideas ; 2. Of simple and complex, compound and collective ideas ; 3. Of universal and particular ideas, real and imaginary ; 4. The division of ideas, with regard to their qualities --
IV. Of words, and their several divisions, together with the advantage and danger of them : 1. Of words in general, and their use ; 2. Of negative and positive terms ; 3. Of simple and complex terms ; 4. Of words common and proper ; 5. Of concrete and abstract terms ; 6. Of univocal and equivocal words ; 7. Various kinds of equivocal words ; 8. The origin or causes of equivocal words --
V. General directions relating to our ideas --
VI. Special rules to direct our conceptions of things : 1. Of gaining clear and distinct ideas ; 2. Of the definition of words or names ; 3. Directions, concerning the definition of names ; 4. Of the definition of things ; 5. Rules of definitions of the thing ; 6. Observations concerning the definition of things ; 7. Of a complete conception of things ; 8. Of division and the rules of it ; 9. Of a comprehensive conception of things, and of abstraction ; 10. Of the extensive conception of things, and of distribution ; 11. Of an orderly conception of things ; 12. These five rules of conception exemplifies ; 13. An illustration of these five rules by similitudes. Part two. Of judgment and proposition : I. Of the nature of a proposition, and its several parts --
II. Of the various kinds of propositions : 1. Of universal, particular, indefinite, and singular propositions ; 2. Of affirmative and negative propositions ; 3. Of the opposition and conversion of propositions ; 4. Of pure and modal propositions ; 5. Of single propositions, whether simple or complex ; 6. Of compound propositions ; 7. Of true and false propositions ; 8. Of certain and dubious propositions of knowledge and opinion ; 9. Of sense, consciousness, intelligence, reason, faith, and inspiration --
III. The springs of false judgment, or the doctrine of prejudices : Introduction ; 1. Prejudices arising from things ; 2. Prejudices arising from words ; 3. Prejudices arising from ourselves ; 4. Prejudices arising from other persons --
IV. General directions to assist us in judging aright --
V. Special rules to direct us in judging of particular objects : 1. Principles of rules of judgment concerning the objects of sense ; 2. Principles and rules of judgment in matters of reason and speculation ; 3. Principles and rules of judgment in matters of morality and religion ; 4. Principles and rules of judgment in matters of human prudence ; 5. Principles and rules of judgment in matters of human testimony ; 6. Principles and rules of judgment in matters of divine testimony ; 7. Principles and rules of judging concerning things past, present, and to come, by the mere use of reason. Part three. Of reasoning and syllogism : I. Of the nature of a syllogism, and the parts of which it is composed --
II. Of the various kinds of syllogisms, with particular rules relating to them : 1. Of universal and particular syllogisms, both negative and affirmative ; 2. Of plain, simple syllogisms, and their rules ; 3. Of the modes and figures of simple syllogisms ; 4. Of complex syllogisms ; 5. Of conjunctive syllogisms ; 6. Of compound syllogisms ; 7. Of the middle terms, of common places or topics, and invention of arguments ; 8. Of several kinds of arguments and demonstrations --
III. Of the doctrine of sophisms : 1. Of several kinds of sophisms, and their solution ; 2. Two general tests of true syllogisms, and methods of solving all sophisms --
IV. Some general rules to direct our reasoning. Part four. Of disposition and method : I. Of the nature of method, and the several kinds of it, namely, natural and arbitrary, synthetic and analytic --
II. The rules of method, general and particular.
Other Titles: Logic
Responsibility: By Isaac Watts, D.D.

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