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AN ESSAY ON THE NATURE AND IM-
PREFACE to this Edition.
OF THE STANDARD OF TRUTH,
Of the perception of Truth in general,
All reasoning terminates in first principles. All evidence ultimately intuitive. Common Sense the standard of Truth to man,
Sect. 1. Of Mathematical Reafoning,
Sect. 2. Of the evidence of External fenfe,
Sect. 3. Of the evidence of Internal fenfe,
Sect. 4. Of the evidence of Memory,
Sect. 5. Of Reafoming from the Effect to the
Sect. 6. Of Probable or Experimental Rea-
Sect. 7. Of Analogical Reafoning,
Sect. 8. Of faith in Teftimony,
Sect. 9. Conclufion of this chapter. Fur-
ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE PRECEDING
Confirmation of this doctrine, from the
Sect. 2. Of Natural Philofophers,
Sect. 3. The fubject continued. Intuitive
Sect. 1. General obfervations.
progress of modern Scepticism.
Sect. 2. Of the Non-existence of Matter,
CHA P. III.
The principles of this Effay confiftent
with the interefts of fcience, and the
rights of mankind. Imperfection of