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" But how can these men think the use of reason necessary to discover principles that are supposed innate, when reason (if we may believe them) is nothing else but the faculty of deducing unknown truths from principles or propositions that are already known?... "
Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ... - Page 144
1823
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Works, Volume 1

John Locke - Philosophy - 1722
...Principles that are fuppos'd Innate, when Reafon (if we may believe them) is nothing elfe, but the Faculty of deducing unknown Truths from Principles or Propositions that are already known ? That certainly can never be thought Innate, which we have need of Reafon to difcover, unlefs, as...
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The Elements of Logick: In Four Books ... Design'd Particularly for Young ...

William Duncan - Logic - 1748 - 363 pages
...Mind. Reafon we have faid is the Ability of deducing unknown Truths, from Principles or Propofitions that are already known. This evidently appears by the foregoing Account, where we fee, that no Proportion is admitted into a Syllogifm, to ferve as one of the previous Judgments on...
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The preceptor: containing a general course of education [ed. by R. Dodsley].

Preceptor - 1758
...Mind. Reafon we have faid is the Ability of deducing unknown Truths, from Principles or Propofitions that are already known. This evidently appears by the foregoing Account, where we fee, that no Propofition is admitted into a Syllogifm, to fcrve as one of the previous Judgments on...
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The Preceptor: Containing a General Course of Education. Wherein ..., Volume 2

Robert Dodsley - Education - 1758
...Reafon we have faid is the Ability of deducing unknown Truths, from Principles or Proportions thst are already known. This evidently appears by the foregoing Account, where we fee, that no Proportion is admitted into a Svllotrifm, to L rve as one of the previous Judgments on...
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Encyclopędia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts ..., Volume 10, Part 1

Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1797
...mind. Reafon, we have faid, is the ability of deducing unknown truths from principle» or propofitions that are already known. This evidently appears by the foregoing account, where we fee that no propoiition is admitted into a fyllogifm, to ferve as one of the previous judgments on...
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The Elements of Logic: In Four Books ...

William Duncan - Logic - 1802 - 239 pages
...the progression brings intuitive certainty along with it. And now at length we may clearly understand the definition given above, of this distinguishing...principles or propositions that are already known. Thii «y,idently appears, • by the foregoing account, where we see, that no proposition is admitted...
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The Elements of Logic

William Duncan - Logic - 1802 - 239 pages
...faculty by which we push on our discoveries ; yet by the very definition of it implies no more, than an ability of deducing unknown truths from principles or propositions that are already known. Now, although this happy choice of intermediate ideas, so as to turnish a due train of previous propositions,...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Volume 1

John Locke - Knowledge, Theory of - 1805 - 510 pages
...innate, when reason (it we , . • , ' ,.\ vers them, may believe them) is nothing else but the faculty of deducing unknown truths from principles, or propositions, that are already known ? That certainly can never be thought innate, which we have need of reason to discover; unless, as...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Volume 1

John Locke - Knowledge, Theory of - 1805 - 510 pages
...rca:>ol>Jlscothat arc supposed innate, when reason (if we may believe them) is nothing else but the faculty of deducing unknown truths from principles, or propositions, that are already known ? That certainly can never be thought innate, Which we have need of reason to discover ; unless, as...
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Encyclopędia Britannica: or, A dictionary of arts and sciences ..., Volume 12

Encyclopaedia Britannica - 1810
...mind. Reafon, we have faid, is the ability of deducing unknown truths from principles or propofitions that are already known. This evidently appears by the foregoing account, where we fee that no propofition is admitted into a fyllogifm, to ferve as one of the previous judgements on...
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