The Port Royal Art of Thinking: In Four Parts. Of reflections upon ideas, or upon the first operation of the mind, which is called apprehension, &c. Of considerations of men about proper judgments,&c. Of the nature and various kinds of reasoning, &c. Of the most profitable method for demonstrating or illustrating any truth, &c. I.. II.. III.. IV.

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