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TO MENTAL PHILOSOPHY.
IN TWO PARTS.
INTENDED ESPECIALLY FOR THE USE OF STUDENTS
IN PART SECOND IS CONTAINED
A PARTICULAR INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND
VALUE OF THE SYLLOGISM.
BY GEORGE RAMSAY, B. M.
AUTHOR OF “AN ESSAY ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH,”
“ANALYSIS AND THEORY OF THE EMOTIONS,"
EDINBURGH: ADAM AND CHARLES BLACK.
LONDON: LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS.
L'homme n'est qu'un roseau le plus faible de la nature, mais c'est un roseau pensant.
Toute la dignité de l'homme est en la pensée.—PASCAL.
The attempt made in the following pages to determine the meaning of some of the principal terms employed in Philosophy, may, to some, appear an ambitious undertaking; while, to others, it may seem merely a verbal affair. If to emulate the “Great of old” be ambition, to that the author must plead guilty; for Aristotle himself composed a Philosophical Vocabulary; and, on the other hand, that the object of such a work is useful and dignified, will be allowed by those who are best acquainted with the difficulties of Philosophy. I may mention in particular two distinguished philosophers of the present day, who have thus expressed themselves on this subject.