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I

OF THE
P H I L O S O P H r

OF THE
Η U Μ Α Ν M I N D.
INTRODUCTION.

PART FIRST.
Of the Nature and Objeet of the Philosophy of the Human

Mind.
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 most Metaphysical authors, afford bu; too many arguments in justification of these opinions; and if such difcussions were to be admitted as a fair specimen of what the hu

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