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... CHAPTER XX. On Sir William Hamilton's Conception Of Logic As A
Science. Is Logic The Science Of The Laws, Ok Forms, Of Thought?
Having discussed the nature of the three psychological processes
which, together, constitute the operations of the Intellect, and
having considered Sir W. Hamilton's theory of each, we are in a
condition to examine the general view which he takes of the Science
or Art, whose purpose it is to direct our intellectual operations
into their proper course, and to protect them against error. Sir W.
Hamilton defines Logic " the Science of the Laws of Thought as
Thought." * He proceeds to justify each of the component parts of
this definition. And first, is Logic a Science? Archbishop Whately
says that it is both a Science and an Art. He says this in an
intelligible sense. He means that Logic both determines what is,
and prescribes what should be. It investigates the nature of the
process which takes place in Reasoning, and lays down rules to
enable that process to be conducted as it ought. For this
distinction, Sir W. Hamilton is very severe on Archbishop Whately.
In the Archbishop's sense of the words, he says, it never has been,
and never could have been, disputed that Logic is both a Science
and an Art. * Lectures, iii. 4. But* "the discrimination of art and
science is wrong. Dr. Whately considers science to be any knowledge
viewed absolutely, and not in relation to practice, --a
signification in which every art would, in its doctrinal part, be a
science; and he defines art to be the application of knowledge to
practice, in which sense Ethics, Politics, and all practical
sciences, would be arts. The distinction of arts and sciences is
thus wrong. But . . . were the distinction correct it would be of
no value, for it would distinguish nothing...
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