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THE

INTUITIONS OF THE MIND

INDUCTIVELY INVESTIGATED.

BY THE

REV. JAMES M-COSH, LL.D.,

PROFESSOR OF LOGIC AND METAPHYSICS IN QUEEN'S COLLEGE, BELFAST,

AUTHOR OF THE METHOD OF THE DIVINE GOVERNMENT PHYSICAL AND MORAL,' AND

JOINT AUTHOR OF TYPICAL FORMS AND SPECIAL ENDS IN CREATION.'

NEW YORK:

ROBERT CARTER AND BROTHERS,

530, BROADWAY.

1860.

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JOIN EDWARD TAYLOR, PRINTER,

LITTLE QUEEN STREET, LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON.

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Sect. IV. The Intuitions of the Mind are primarily directed to

Individual Objects
Sect. V. The Individual Intuitive Convictions can be generalized

into Maxims, and these are entitled to be represented as Phi-
losophic Principles

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BOOK II.

CHARACTER OF INTUITIONS AND METHOD OF

EMPLOYING THEM.

CIIAPTER I.

MARKS AND PECULIARITIES OF INTUITIONS.

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Sect. I. Tests.
Sect. II. Different Aspects of Intuitions, and their Theoretical

Characters.
Sect. III. Certain Misapprehensions in regard to the Character

of Intuitive Convictions

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Sect. IV. Certain Practical Characteristics

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CHAPTER II.

METHOD OF EMPLOYING INTUITIVE PRINCIPLES.

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Sect. I. The Spontaneous and Reflex Use of Intuitive Principles
Sect. II. Sources of Error in Metaphysical Speculation
Sect. III. Conditions of the Legitimacy of the Appeal to Intuitive

Principles
Sect. IV. Method of Investigating and Interpreting our Intui-

tions.
Sect. V. What Explanation can be given of the Intuitions of the

Mind

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CHAPTER III.

(SUPPLEMENTARY.) BRIEF CRITICAL REVIEW OF OPI

NIONS IN REGARD TO INTUITIVE TRUTHS

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