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ON THE NATURE OF

DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE;

WITH AN

EXPLANATION OF CERTAIN DIFFICULTIES

OCCURRING IN THE

ELEMENTS OF GEOMETRY:

AND

REFLECTIONS ON LANGUAGE.

By THOMAS BEDDOES.

En general, dans les mathematiques on ne s'arrête pas a resoudre

les difficultés metaphysiques, qui se presentent. .......
M. TURGOT eût voulu qu'on dislipât jusqu'aux plus petites
obscurités.

Vie de Turgot.

L O N D ON:

PRINTED FOR J. JOHNSON, No 72, IN ST. PAUL'S

CHURCH-YARD. 1793.

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D AV I Ë S GÍDD Y, Esq.

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DEAR Ġiddy,
FOR the principal opinion, stated and

exemplified in the following pages, it seems to me that I have the full evidence of intuition ; and this evidence, you know, must always carry conviction to the mind of the individual. All he can desire further is to learn, whether objects appear to the senses of others as they appear to his senses.

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