The Works of the Rev. Isaac Watts D.D. in Nine Volumes, Volumen 8

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THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE MIND
1
PART I
3
General Rules for the Improvement of Knowledge II Observation Reading Instruction by Lectures Conversation and Study compared
18
Rules relating to Observation
26
Of Books and Reading
31
Judgment of Books
40
Of Living Instructions and Lectures of Teachers and Learners
49
Of Learning a Language
51
Of Longitude and Latitude on the Earthly Globe and of dif ferent Climates
231
Of Right Ascension Declination and Hour Circles
234
Of Longitude and Latitude on the Heavenly Globe and of the Nodes and Eclipses of the Planets
237
Of Altitude Azimuth and various risings and settings of the Sun and Stars
239
Of the Inbabitants of the Earth according to the Positions of the Sphere the Zones c
242
The natural Description of the Earth and Waters on the Ter restrial Globe
246
Of Maps and Sea Charts
250
The Political Divisions of the Earth represented on the Globe
253

VIIJ Of Enquiring the Sense of Writers c especially the Sacred Writings
58
Rules of Improvement by Conversation
61
Of Disputes
72
Of the Socratical Way of Disputation
81
Of Forensic Disputes
83
Of Academic or Scholastic Disputation
85
Of Study or Meditation 92
92
Of Fixing the Attention
101
Of Enlarging the Capacity of the Mind
103
GEOGRAPHY AND ASTRONOMY
105
Of Improving the Memory
116
Of Determining a Question
133
Of Enquiring into Causes and Effects
146
Of the Sciences and their Use in particular Professions 149
155
Methods of Teaching and Reading Lectures 172 CLAPTER I Methods of Teaching and Reading Lectures II Of an Instructive Style
181
Of Authority its Abuse and Uses
187
Of Treating the Prejudices of Men
194
Of Instruction by Preaching
200
Of Writing Books for the Public
211
Of Writing and Reading Controversies
212
219
223
Dedication SECTION 1 Of the Spheres or Globes of the Heaven and Earth II Of the greater Circles UI Of the lesser Circles
227
Of the Points
228
Of Europe and its several Countries and Kingdoms
254
XIV Of Asia c
258
Of Africa and its Divisions
259
Of America and its Divisions
260
Of the Fixed Stars on the Heavenly Globe XVIII Of the Planets and Comets
265
Problems relating to Geography and Astronomy to be per formed by the Globe
269
Problems by the Use of the Plain Scale and Compasses
286
Tables of the Suns Declination and of the Declination and right Ascension of several Remarkable fixed Stars together with some Account how they ar...
315
PHILOSOPHICAL ESSAYS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS 327 331 353 365 378 388 PREFACE
327
A fair Enquiry and Debate concerning Space whether it be Something or Nothing God or a Creature
331
Of Substance and of solid Extension and a thinking Power as the two only Original Substances
353
Of the Original of our Perceptions and Ideas
365
Of Innate Ideas
378
An Enquiry whether the Soul thinks always
386
Of the Power of Spirits to move Bodies of their being in a Place and removing from it
395
The departing Soul
414
VUI The Resurrection of the same Body
419
Of the Production Nourishment and Operations of Plants and Animals
426
Of Sun Beams and Star Beams
453
XI On some Metaphysical Subjects 395 414 419
458
Human Understanding
466
A BRIEF SCHEME OF ONTOLOGY
485

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