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abstraction already analytic judgment antinomy apperception apprehend assertion categories of Relation ception coexistence combined conceived connexion consciousness of objects Critique data of sense Deduction Descartes determination of objects distinction dogmatic dualism elements empirical Empiricism existence explain expressed fact formal Logic former given Hence Hume idea ideal identity implies inner experience inner sense intelligence intensive quantity involves Kant Kant,s Kant's knowledge law of identity Leibniz limits manifold mathematical matter means merely metaphysic mind monads nature necessarily necessary negation noumena noumenon objective consciousness objects of experience opposition outer experience particular particular judgments perceived perception phenomena philosophy Pietism point of view possible pre-established harmony predicate presupposed presupposition priori pure thought question realised reality reason reciprocity recognise reference reflexion regarded relation scepticism sciousness self-consciousness sensation space Spinoza substance succession supposed synthesis things tion transcendental truth unity of thought universal words
Page 255 - When we run over libraries, persuaded of these principles, what havoc must we make? If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or school metaphysics, for instance; let us ask, Does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number? No. Does it contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact and existence? No. Commit it then to the flames: For it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.
Page 254 - ALL the objects of human reason or enquiry may naturally be divided into two kinds, to wit. Relations of Ideas, and Matters of Fact. Of the first kind are the sciences of Geometry, Algebra, and Arithmetic; and in short, every affirmation which is either intuitively or demonstratively certain.
Page 254 - That three times five is equal to the half of thirty, expresses a relation between these numbers. Propositions of this kind are discoverable by the mere operation of thought, without dependence on what is anywhere existent in the universe.
Page 8 - Whereas, were the capacities of our understandings well considered, the extent of our knowledge once discovered, and the horizon found which sets the bounds between the enlightened and dark parts of things; between what is and what is not comprehensible by us, men would perhaps with less scruple acquiesce in the avowed ignorance of the one, and employ their thoughts and discourse with more advantage and satisfaction in the other.
Page 132 - But when many uniform instances appear, and the same object is always followed by the same event, we then begin to entertain the notion of cause and connexion.
Page 362 - The original and necessary consciousness of the identity of the self is thus at the same time a consciousness of an equally necessary unity of the synthesis of all appearances according to concepts...
Page 254 - Matters of fact, which are the second objects of human reason, are not ascertained in the same manner ; nor is our evidence of their truth, however great, of a like nature with the foregoing. The contrary of every matter of fact is still possible, because it can never imply a contradiction, and Ls conceived by the mind with the same facility and distinctness, as if ever so conformable to reality.