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THE HUMAN MIND.
IN TWO PARTS.
PROFESSOR OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY IN THE DIVERSITY, AND FELLOW OF THE ROYAL
PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY HELD AT PHILADELPHIA.
9 New Edition.
JAMES MUNROE, & CO.
CHAPTER V.--OF THE ASSOCIATION OF IDEAS
Sect. I.-General Observations on this part of our Constitution, and on the
Language of Philosophers with respect to it
11.-Of the Principles of Association among our Ideas
III.--Of the Power which the Mind has over the Train of its Thoughts 181
IV.-Illustrations of the Doctrine stated in the preceding Section 184
4. Of Invention in the Arts and Sciences
V.-Application of the Principles stated in the foregoing Sections of
this Chapter, to explain the Phenomena of Dreaming
Sect. I.--Of the Influence of casual Associations on our speculative Con.
11.—Of the Influence of the Association of Ideas on our Judgments in
III.–Of the Influence of Association on our active Principles and on
IV.-General Remarks on the Subjects treated in the foregoing Sec-
Sect. I.-General Observations on Memory
II.-Of the Varieties of Memory in different Individuals
III.---Of the Improvement of Memory – Analysis of the Principles on
which the Culture of Memory depends
11.-Continuation of the same Subject.—of the Aid which the Mema-
ry derives from Philosophical Arrangement
V-Continuation of the same Subjeci.- Effects produced on the Mem-
ory by committing to Writing our acquired Knowledge
VI.-Continuation of the same Subject.–Of Artificial Memory
VII.-Continuation of the same Subject.-Importance of making a prop-
er Selection among the Objects of our Knowledge, in order to derive
Advantage from the Acquisitions of Memory
VIII.—Of the Connexion between Memory and Philosophical Genius 305
Sect. I.-Analysis of Imagination
11.- Of Imagination considered in its Relation to some of the Fine Arts 316
III.—Continuation of the same subject.- Relation of Imagination and
IV. of the Influence of Imagination On Iluman Character and Hap-
v. -Continuation of the same Subject.-Inconveniences resulting
from an ill-regulated Imagination
VI.-Continuation of the same Subject
. – Important Uses to which the
Power of Imagination is subservient
OF REASON, OR THE UNDERSTANDING, PROPERLY SO CALLED; AND THE VA-
RIOCs FaculTIES AND OPERATIONS MORE IMMEDIATELY CONNECTED WITH IT 341
Preliminary Observations on the Vagueness and Ambiguity of the common
Philosophical Language relative to this part of our Constitution. Reason
and Reasoning, Understanding, Intellect, Judgment, &c.
Sect. I.-Of mathematical Axioms
11.-Continuation of the same Subject
II.–Of certain Laws of Belief, inseparably connected with the exercise
of Consciousness, Memory, Perception, and Reasoning
III.-Continuation of the Subject.-Critical Remarks on some late Con.
troversies to which it has given rise.—Of the Appeals which Dr.
Reid and some other Modern Writers have inade in their Philoso-
phical Discussions, to Common Sense, as a Criterion of Truth 375
11. Conclusions obtained by a Process of Deduction often mistaken
1. Illustrations of some Remarks formerly stated in treating of Ab-
III. Continuation of the Subject.–Visionary Theories of some Logi-
cians, occasioned by their inattention to the Essential Distinc-
tion between Mathematics and other Sciences
IV. Continuation of the Subject.-Peculiar and supereminent Advan-
tages possessed by Mathematicians, in consequence of their defi-
III._Of Mathematical Demonstration
I. Of the circumstance on which Demonstrative Evidence essentially
II. Continuation of the subject.—How far it is true that all Mathema-
tical Evidence is resolvable into Identical Propositions
III. Continuation of the Subject.—Evidence of the Mechanical Philoso.
phy, not to be confounded with that which is properly called
Demonstrative or Mathematical. -Opposite Error of some late
IV.-Of our Reasonings concerning Probable or Contingent Truths 453
I. Narrow Field of Demonstrative Evidence.-Of Demonstrative Evi-
dence, when combined with that of Sense, as in Practical Geome-
try: and with those of Sense and of Induction, as in the Mecha-
nical Philosophy.-Remarks on a Fundamental Law of Belief,
involved in all our Reasonings concerning Contingent 'Truths ibid.
II. Continuation of the Subject.-Of that Permanence or Stability in
the Order of Nature, which is presupposed in our Reasonings