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C O N T E N T S.
PART I. OF
F the Nature and Object of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Page 1
Section I.-Of the Utility of the Philosophy of the Human Mind,
II. Continuation of the fame Subject,
Section I.-Of the Theories which have been formed by Philofophers, to ex
plain the Manner in which the Mind perceives external Objects,
63 II.-Of certain natural Prejudices, which seem to have given rise to the common Theories of Perception,
71 III.-Of Dr. Reid's Speculations on the Subject of Perception, IV.-Of the Origin of our Knowledge,
PAR T I.
of the Nature and Object of the Philosophy of the Human
HE prejudice which is commonly entertained against Introduction.
metaphysical speculations seems to arise chiefly from two causes : First, from an apprehension that the subjects about which they are employed, are placed beyond the reach of the human faculties; and, Secondly, from a belief that these subjects have no relation to the business of life.
The frivolous and absurd discussions which abound in the writings of moft Metaphysical authors, afford but too many arguments in justification of these opinions; and if such difcussions were to be admitted as a fair specimen of what the huB