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IN various parts of the following Work, references are made to subsequent speculations, which are not contained in it. These speculations it is my intention to resume at some future period : but when I consider the extent of my subject, and the
Inany accidents which may divert me
divert me from the prosecution of it, I cannot venture so far as to announce, in the title-page of this volume, any promise of a future publication.
Some additional chapters are still wanting to complete the Analysis of the Intellectual Powers. After finishing this, the course of my inquiries would lead me to treat, in the second place, of Man considered as an Active and Moral being; and, thirdly, of Man considered as the member of a Political Society. COLLEGE OF EDINBURGH,
March 13, 1792.
VIII.-Continuation of the same Subject. Use
and Abuse of general Principles in
sion of our Thoughts.
Sect. I.General Observations on this part of our
Constitution, and on the Language of
Philosophers with respect to it,