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New York: B. Blackwell, 1985. [Yolton, 1968] J. W. Yolton. Locke and the Way of Ideas Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1968. C O L E R I D G E ' S LOGIC Tim Milnes 1 W H Y READ COLERIDGE'S LOGICr In 1834, Thomas De Quincey wrote of a fellow essayist, philosopher and opium addict that 'logic the most severe was as inalienable from his modes of thinking as grammar from his language. '1 This assessment of Samuel Taylor Coleridge reveals more, perhaps, than De Quincey intended. It not only indicates the importance of logic to Coleridge's thought, but also the unconventional use he made of it.
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George's example began with the naturalist's use of generalization: A botanist visits a country with whose productions he is as yet unacquainted; he sees a number of plants which resemble one another very strongly, and which differ considerably from any other plants which he has seen or heard of; he discovers successively several of these sets of plants, and by generalization he forms as many new species, characterized by the properties he has observed in these several individual plants. 73 Then George moved on to a naturalist's use of distribution: On referring to his books, he compares the several properties there given as characteristics of general classes, which those which are possessed by his several new species, and thus decides to which of these general classes the species in question belong.