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Bk.1. Ch.6.
Note continued

These appear to use considerations appear to afford a sufficient answer
to the objection often raised against the
methodic forms employed by Mr Bentham. I
refer to his divisions, tables & classifications, –
which have been called his logical apparatus.
All this, it has been said, is only the scaffold
which ought to be taken down when the building is
erected. But why deprive the his readers of
the instruments which the author has employed.
Why hide from them his analytical labours and
process of Invention? These tables are form
a machine for thought. Organum cogitativum.
The author discloses his secret; he associates his
readers in his with him in his labour, he gives
them the clue which has guided him in his
researches, and enables them to verify his results.
The singularity is this – the extent of the service
diminishes its value.

I am sensible that by employing
these logical methods as a secret, by not
exhibiting, so to speak, the skeleton, the muscles,
the nerves, much would be gained with reference
to
in elegance and interest. By using the
method of analysis everything is announced
beforehand—there is nothing has unexpected – the
whole will be is clear, but there will no and there are no points
of surprise; no flashes of genius to dazzle for
a moment, and then leave you in darkness. It
requires courage to follow up so severe a
method, but it is the only method which can completely
satisfy the mind.


Identifier: | JB/141/032/001
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 141.

Date_1

Marginal Summary Numbering

Box

141

Main Headings

rationale of punishment

Folio number

032

Info in main headings field

Image

001

Titles

note continued

Category

copy/fair copy sheet

Number of Pages

2

Recto/Verso

recto

Page Numbering

f19 / f16

Penner

richard smith

Watermarks

dusautoy & rump 1809

Marginals

Paper Producer

edward collins

Corrections

Paper Produced in Year

1809

Notes public

ID Number

48249

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