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these principles is attended with a perspicuous summary of the facts and arguments, on which they are based ; together with occasional remarks on the objections, which have been made from time to time. In selecting facts in confirmation of the principles laid down, I have sought those, which not only had a relation to the point in hand, but which promised a degree of interest for young minds. Simplicity and uniformity of style has been aimed at, although in a few instances the statements of the writers referred to have been admitted with only slight variations, when it was thought they had been peculiarly happy in them. As my sole object was the good of young men, I did not feel at liberty to prejudice the general design, by rejecting the facts, arguments, and in some cases even the expressions of others.
THOMAS C. UPHAM.
Great pains have been taken with this new edition. The more important improvements, contained in the larger work in two volumes, have been introduced into this. Teachers will find it, in some respects, essentially altered from any former impression ; and this may occasion a temporary inconvenience, as different editions cannot be used in the same class.' But it is hoped they will be willing to overlook this, in consideration of the decided improvements, which they may expect to meet with in various parts of the work. In a treatise embracing such a multiplicity of topics, it it conld hardly be expected, that the first attempts would be so successful as to leave nothing for further and more exact inquiry.
SECT. Reasons for regarding this a pri-
Its supposed practical inutility 2 There are original and authorita-
3 Primary truths having relation to
sy a reasonable curiosity 4 No beginning or change of exist-
Primary truth of personal exist. I not existing in the mind 33
17 Opinions of Buffier on the soul's in-
Caparative state of the mind and The sentient part, as well as the
39 intellect has limits
Our ignorance of the reciprocal con- Of mistakes as to the distances and
56 Our knowledge of the material
Of space as a boundary of intellec- The senses as much grounds of be-
58 lief as other parts of our con-
92 Of'associations suggesied by pres-
ther ihan what is actually re-
Meaning of Relative Suggestion Chap. XII-SIMILICITY AND COM-
and its connection with belief 96PLEXNESS OF MENTAL STATES.
97 Origin of the distinctien of mental
Char. IX-LAWS OF ASSOCIATION. our simple notions
the intellectual and sentient 127 Sensations are not images or re-
128 mental and physical change
a material or external origin 137
Dot susceptible of proof 141 Application of these views to the
perseded and unnecessary 142 Uses of hearing and its connec-
Sensation a simple mental state I suggested by the sense of