Index for Chapter XVII
- 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
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