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Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic; Lectures on Metaphysics (Paperback) Loot Price: R497
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Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic; Lectures on Metaphysics (Paperback): William Hamilton
Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic; Lectures on Metaphysics (Paperback): William Hamilton

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Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic; Lectures on Metaphysics (Paperback)

William Hamilton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 Excerpt: ...moment when they are Nominalists in assertion, --strenuous opposers of those very general feelings, of the truth of which they avail themselves, in their very endeavour to disprove them. "If, indeed, it were the name which formed the class, and not that previous relative feeling, or general notion of resemblance of some sort, which the name denotes, then might anything be classed with anything, and classed with equal propriety. All which would be necessary, would be merely to apply the same name uniformly to the same objects; and, if we were careful to do this, John and a triangle might as well be classed together, under the name man, as John and William. Why does the one of those arrangements appear to us more philosophic than the other 1 It is because something more is felt by us to be necessary in classification, than the mere giving of a name at random. There is, in the relative suggestion that arises on our very perception or conception of objects, when we consider them together, a reason for giving the generic name to one set of objects rather than to another, --the name of man, for instance, to John and William, rather than to John and a triangle. This reason is the feeling of the resemblance of the Lect. XXXV objects which we class, --that general notion of the ' relation of similarity in certain respects, which is signified by the general term, --and without which relative suggestion, as a previous state of the mind, the general term would as little have been invented, as the names of John and William would have been invented, if there had been no perception ot any individual being whatever to be denoted by them."" This part of Dr Brown's philosophy has obtained the most unmeasured encomium; it has been lauded as the most important step ...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: William Hamilton
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 182
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-28262-0
Barcode: 9781236282620
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-236-28262-0

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