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A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive

Vol. 1

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Published: 1851
Language: English
Wordcount: 187,929 / 561 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 38.7
LoC Category: BC
Downloads: 1,497
Added to site: 2008.09.01 21946
Genre: Non-fiction

Being a Connected View of thePrinciples of Evidence,and the Methods of Scientific Investigation.

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t involves, at all events, no arbitrary change in the meaning of the word; for, with the general usage of the English language, the wider signification, I believe, accords better than the more restricted one.

§ 3. But Reasoning, even in the widest sense of which the word is susceptible, does not seem to comprehend all that is included, either in the best, or even in the most current, conception of the scope and province of our science. The employment of the word Logic to denote the theory of argumentation, is derived from the Aristotelian, or, as they are commonly termed, the scholastic logicians. Yet even with them, in their systematic treatises, argumentation was the subject only of the third part: the two former treated of Terms, and of Propositions; under one or other of which heads were also included Definition and Division. Professedly, indeed, these previous topics were introduced only on account of their connexion with reasoning, and as a preparation for the doctrine and rules of the syllo



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