Index for Chapter XVI
Of the Degrees of Assent
- 1. Our assent ought to be regulated by the grounds of probability.
- 2. These cannot always be actually in view;
- 3. The ill consequence of this, if our former judgments were not
- 4. The right use of it, mutual charity and forbearance, in a
necessary diversity of opinions.
- 5. Probability is either of sensible matter of fact, capable of
human testimony, or of what is beyond the evidence of our senses.
- 6. The concurrent experience of all other men with ours, produces
assurance approaching to knowledge.
- 7. II.
- 8. III.
- 9. Experience and testimonies clashing infinitely vary the degrees
- 10. Traditional testimonies, the further removed the less their
- 11. Yet history is of great use.
- 12. In things which sense cannot discover, analogy is the great rule
- 13. One case where contrary experience lessens not the testimony.
- 14. The bare testimony of divine revelation is the highest
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