A. MS., n.p., “late in 1910” (p. 26), pp. 1-29, 14-35, with 2 pp. of variants.
Proposal to accomplish seven things in this essay, ranging from a discussion of the different kinds of reasoning to an application of reasoning to the pressing problems of the day. Love of truth as a prerequisite for reasoning well; lover of truth versus lover of knowledge; the three passions for wide knowledge, deep knowledge, and accurate knowledge equated with love of learning, love of knowledge, and love of scientific economy (pp. 1-29). Method of reasoning as man’s (as opposed to woman’s) way to truth; thinking as “talking” with oneself; the principles of contradiction and excluded middle; real and ratiocinative modality (pp. 14-35).
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