Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

No. CCCXXXVI. October, 1843. Vol. LIV

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1843
Language: English
Wordcount: 102,554 / 303 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 41.1
LoC Category: AP
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Added to site: 2007.10.30
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generally held. The great prerogative of intelligent beings (as it has been deemed,) grants them this only--to "admit in one shape what they had already admitted in another."

From the dilemma in which we are here placed, the Archbishop by no means releases, or attempts to release us: he seems (something too much after the manner and disposition generally attributed to masters in logic-fence,) to have rested satisfied with foiling his opponents in their attack upon the exact position he had bound himself to defend. He saves the syllogism; what becomes, in the controversy, of poor human reason itself, is not his especial concern--it is as much their business as his. You do not, more than I, he virtually says to his opponents, intend to resign all reasoning whatever as a mere inanity; I prove, for my part, that all reasoning is capable of being put into a syllogistic form, and that your objection, if valid against the syllogism, is equally valid against all ratiocination. You must therefore either withdr

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