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42.

Tutor, in Oxford the office of, by
statute open to all graduates, even
to Bachelors of Arts, 407, 423; nor
need the Tutor and Pupil be of the
same House, 475; Table of Tutorial
eminence throughout the Oxford
Houses, 745; Tutorial and Profes-
sorial systems compared, 800-806;
condition of Tutor, should be a
highest graduation honour, 802, sq.
See Universities, English.

ULTRA-TOTAL quantification of the
middle term, 651, 703. See Logic.
Unconditioned (the): what, 12; incon-
ceivable, 14, 15, 21; not the indif-
ference of the Absolute and Infinite,
which, as contradictories, exclude
each other, 21, 28; Kant's doctrine
of, 15; Schelling's (and Oken's)
doctrine of, 18; Hegel's doctrine of,
24; Cousin's doctrine of, 23; Au-
thor's doctrine of 13, 17, sq., 595,
sq.; doctrine of the Conditioned a
contrast to the doctrine of the Un-
conditioned, 603.

Absolute (the), what properly, 12,
21; what etymologically, 13, 14.
Infinite (the), what properly, 13,
21, 27; verses on, 37, 38.

Testimonies quoted on the Un-
conditioned (beside Cousin, Kant,
Schelling, Hegel, Oken), Ænesi-
demus 34, Aristotle 27, Augustin
14, Jacob Boehme 21, Buddhists 21,
St Clement 34, Cusa 30, Goethe 20,
Frederic Jacobi 19, 21, Joannes
Sarisburiensis 20, Maimonides 34,
Manilius 19, Melissus 30, Orpheus
22, Parmenides 30, St Paul 15,
Platonists and Fathers 21, Plotinus
12, 19, Plutarch 22, St Prosper 19,
Rejected Addresses 21, Remi 6, Sca-
liger (Julius Cæsar) 37, 635, Seneca
19, Varro 21, Zenophanes 30, &c.
See also Ignorantia Docta, and
Knowledge, relativity of, and Oc-
cult Causes.

Unfigured Syllogism, 647, sq. See
Logic.

University meaning of the term, 485-
493; ends which it should accom-
plish, 761-783; properly, the gene-
ral school for liberal instruction,
the Faculty of Arts; the other
Faculties being only special Schools,
762.

Universities, Old and New contrasted,
770; British, all need regeneration
or reform, 732, 797, et alibi.

Universities, English: their present
illegality, 397-444, 445-472; consist
of the University proper and of the
Colleges, 400; the University not a
congeries of Colleges, 408, sq., 465,
477, 527; a right Collegial or Tutor-
ial system in combination with a
right University or Professorial sys-
tem affords the condition of a perfect
academical discipline, 413.-Oxford
(more particularly), its present ille-
gality, 398; history of its legal sys-
tem, 401-408; history of its illegal
system, 408-444; these contrasted,
451, 452; illegal suppression of the
University or Professorial, and ille-
gal intrusion of the Collegial or Tu-
torial instruction, 402-413; vices of
the latter as actually constituted,
408-413; relative importance of Col-
legiate institutions in the Italian
Universities, 414-in Paris, 415-417
-in Louvain, 417, sq., 735, sq.-in
German Universities, 418-421-his-
tory of their rise and progress in the
English Universities, 421-443; how
the Halls fell, and from their ruins
the Colleges arose, 424-427; how
the Tutor superseded the Professor,
428-437; how this was accomplished
through a violation of oath and
statute by the Collegial Heads, 437-
444, 452-462; by them perjury en-
forced on all the members of the
University, 437-441, 463, 545, 551;
this common to Cambridge and its
Heads, 430; the obligation of sub-
scription to religious articles thus
sublated, 464, 538, 539; whilst the
value of the University education
was lowered, its expense was raised,
for the profit of the Colleges, and
to keep the academical numbers
down to their means of accommoda-
tion, 433; a reform must come from
without, 467; testimonies of Crevier,
Locke, and Agrippa to this, 444,
467, 468. Reviewer's allegations
against the governors of the English
Universities vindicated, and his
charges only those of the statutes
themselves, 441-444. Table of the
Oxford Houses, in the order of their
comparative efficiency, as organs of
education, 744, 745; plan for the
improvement of collegial and aca-
demical instruction, 799-829. Eng-
lish Universities, how and how not
wealthy, 781, sq.

Universities, English, admission of

Dissenters to, 473-525, 526-552; su-
perior liberality in this respect of

the Italian Universities which ad-
mitted Protestants, even as Profes-
sors, 369, sq.; claim of Dissenters
for admission into the public Uni-
versity of the strongest and clearest,
473, 478; not so clear and strong
into the Colleges, 474-477, 535;
ignorant confusion of the University
with the Colleges generally pre-
valent, 477, 478, 527; game at
cross-purposes by the friends and
opponents of this measure, 473, 477,
478, 526, sq.; how Dissenters to be
admitted without violating principle
of domestic superintendence, 479-
484; and without violating principle
of religious instruction, 484, 485,
493, sq.
Do religious Tests in
Universities ensure in them religious
teachers?—the negative maintained,
495-525; these of old abandoned in
the Italian Universities, and latter-
ly, after the German, in the Dutch,
498. Have the Heads of the Eng-
lish Universities proved faithful
Trustees? No, 529-540. Are the
academic oaths obligatory and per-
manently obligatory on all members
of the English Universities to resist
the admission of Dissenters? 540-
549; Oxford Heads agreed to propose
a repeal of the academic tests, and
why their resolution was rescinded,
540.

University Patronage: theory and
history of, 358-396; character of
this trust, 359; its end, 360; condi-
tions of its proper organization, 362-
366; in Padua, 367-in Pisa, 368-
in Leyden, 370-375-in German
Universities, 375-in Goettingen,
377; German authorities,--Micha-

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elis 379, Meiners 379, Schleiermach-
er 381; in the Scottish universities,
382; by a Municipality, 382-386;
here patrons solicited as for a favour,
and this not felt as an insult, 384,
709; by University itself, 386-391;
by the Crown, 391; systems of
Scottish patronage have wrought as
ill as possible, 388-391; patronage
by Curators the best, 392; plan for
their appointment in Edinburgh,
393-396; recommendation of, by
Burgh Commissioners, 712, sq. See
707, sq., for Edinburgh.

VALLA (Laurentius), Liberty and Pre-
destination irreconcilable to human
thought, 633; alibi.

Vernunft and Verstand, modern Ger-
man reversal of, 4, 6.

Vives, quoted, 772, 776, and elsewhere.

WARD (Mr G. R. M.), his translation
of the Oxford Statutes and Preface,
552; extracts from, 760, sq.
Wegelin (John), interpolation of dia-

grams and mnemonic words in his
publication of Blemmidas, 669, 670.
Whately (Archbishop), his Elements
of Logic, 126-168.

Whewell (Rev. Dr) on the study of
Mathematics, 260-336; his letter,
with replies, 323-336.
Whole and Part. See Logic.
Wilson, (Professor John), 606.
Wolf (Christian), 157, 167, et pluries.
(John Christopher), 519.
("The Philologer"), 287.
Woolley (Rev. Dr), 158.
Wyld (Mr), 69.

Wyttenbach, 773, 787.

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