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Index for Chapter XVII

Of Reason

1. Various significations of the word "reason".
2. Wherein reasoning consists.
3. Reason in its four degrees.
4. Whether syllogism is the great instrument of reason:
5. Syllogism helps little in demonstration, less in probability.
6. Serves not to increase our knowledge, but to fence with the knowledge we suppose we have.
7. Other helps to reason than syllogism should be sought.
8. We can reason about particulars;
9. Our reason often fails us.
10. II.
11. III.
12. IV.
13. V.
14. Our highest degree of knowledge is intuitive, without reasoning.
15. The next is got by reasoning.
16. To supply the narrowness of demonstrative and intuitive knowledge we have nothing but judgment upon probable reasoning.
17. Intuitive knowledge is the perception of the certain agreement or disagreement of two ideas immediately compared together.
18. Consequences of words, and consequences of ideas.
19. Four sorts of arguments.
20. II.
21. III.
22. IV.
23. Above, contrary, and according to reason.
24. Reason and faith not opposite, for faith must be regulated by reason.


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