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A NEW SYSTEM OF LOGIC.

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REESE LIBRARY

A NEW SYSTEM

LOGIC

A CRITICAL EXAMINATION
DR. WHATELY'S ELEMENTS OF LOGIC.”

BY
GEORGE BENTHAM, Esq.
UNIVERSITY
CALIFORNIA

LONDON:

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PRE FACE.

I had been for some time engaged in revising and completing a mass of manuscripts which my uncle, Mr. Jeremy Bentham, had put into my hạnds, and in drawing up a general treatise of the science, when I heard of the publication of Dr. Whately's “ Elements of Logic." Having procured this work, a first glance convinced me that the author had done much towards divesting the science of that useless jargon, of those unmeaning puerilities, with which it had been loaded by the schoolmen ; and which, being the only apparent result of their efforts, have cast so much opprobrium and ridicule on the very name of Logic. On a more careful perusal of the work, Dr. Whately appeared to me to have pointed out, in a very able manner, several of

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