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PARTICULAR EXAMINATION OF THE INTUITIONS.
BODY AND SPIRIT.
Sect. I. The Mind begins its Intelligent Acts with Knowledge.
The Simple Cognitive Powers
Cognition of Body
ANALYSIS OF OUR PRIMITIVE COGNITIONS.
Sect. I. (Preliminary.) On the Nature of Abstraction and Gene
Sect. VIII. On Motion
Sect. IX. On Power
THE EXTENT, TESTS, AND POWER OF OUR NATIVE BELIEFS
Sect. I. The Appetencies, the Will, and the Conscience
CONVICTIONS INVOLVED IN THE EXERCISES OF CONSCIENCE.
Sect. I. Convictions as to the Nature of Moral Good
Sect. II. On Sin and Error
Sect. I. On Knowledge
322 Sect. II. On the Origin of our Knowledge and Ideas
326 Sect. III. Limits to our Knowledge, Ideas, and Beliefs .
334 Sect. IV. Relation of Intuition and Experience
340 Sect. V. On the Necessity attached to our Primary Convictions . 345 Sect. VI. (Supplementary.) On the Distinctions between the Un
derstanding and the Reason ; between a priori and a posteriori
Sect. I. On Knowing and Being
390 BOOK II.
METAPHYSICAL PRINCIPLES INVOLVED IN THE SCIENCES.
DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE DEMONSTRATIVE OR FORMAL AND
THE MATERIAL OR INDUCTIVE SCIENCES
Sect. I. Faith and Reason .
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INTUITIONS OF THE MIND.
AIM OF THE WORK AND METHOD OF INQUIRY.
According to one class of speculators, the mind derives all its knowledge, judgments, maxims, from observation and experience. According to another class of thinkers, there are ideas, truths, principles, which originate in the native
power, and are seen in the inward light of the mind. These last have been called by a great number of names, such as innate ideas, intuitions, necessary judgments, fundamental laws of belief, principles of common sense, first or primitive truths; and diverse have been the accounts given of them, and the uses to which they have been turned. This is a controversy which has been from the beginning, and which is ever being renewed in one form or other. It appears to me that this contest is now, and has ever been, characterized by an immense complication of confusion; and confusion, as Bacon has remarked, is more difficult to rectify than open error. I am not, in this treatise, to plunge at once into a thicket, in which so many have lost themselves as they sought to find or cut a way through it. But my aim throughout is to ascertain what are the actual laws or principles in the mind denoted by these various