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OF THE

PSYCHOLOGY OF COGNITION,

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By ROBERT JARDINE, B.D., D.Sc.,
PRINCIPAL OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S COLLEGE, CALOUTTA,

AND

FELLOW OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA.

London:

MACMILLAN AND CO.

1874.

[All Rights reserved.]

LONDON: PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS,

STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CEOSS.

TO

THE REV. J. CLARK MURRAY, LL.D.,

PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN MCGILL COLLEGE,

MONTREAL;

AND

ALEXANDER CAMPBELL FRASER,

M.A., LL.D., F.R.S.E.,

PROFESSOR OF LOGIC AND METAPHYSICS IN THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH,

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PREFACE.

THE present work professes to be an introduction to a very interesting and important subject of study— the psychology of the intellectual part of the human mind. It is designed principally for the use of students who are beginning their philosophical studies, and the writer has, therefore, endeavoured to express himself in as clear and simple language as possible. But while intended primarily for this class of readers, it is hoped that those who have already made the acquaintance of the subject will find something to interest them.

The writer is ready to admit that one principal object which he kept before his mind in the preparation of the book was to show the inadequacy and unsatisfactoriness of a prevailing system of pyschology, which may be indicated by the word phenomenalism. At the same time he admits also having received much assistance at various times in matters of psychological analysis from writers who have

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