This Book owes its origin to the indefinable sense of uneasiness and discontent into which I was thrown by the perusal of some of the best treatises on Logic. These treatises had failed to explain the nature of the logical or reasoning faculty, though purporting to indicate the laws which govern its proper functioning. Even the work of John Stuart Mill, which still remains in my opinion the best, was no more convincing than the rest. And the more I read of such books the less satisfied I became and the stonger became my desire to understand clearly what constituted reasoning.
As for the psychologists I found to my surprise that they either omitted reasoning altogether, or alluded to it in a most superficial manner.
Chapter I On the Mnemonic Origin and Nature of Affective Tendencies
Chapter II Attention
Part I: Affective Conflict and Unity of Consciousness
Chapter III Attention
Part II: Vividness and Connection
Chapter IV What is Reasoning
Chapter V The Evolution of Reasoning
Part I: From Concrete reasoning to Abstract Reasoning
Chapter VI The Evolution of Reasoning
Part II From Intuition to Deduction
Chapter VII The Higher Forms of Reasoning
Part II: Mathematical Reasoning in its Phases of symbolic condensation and symbolic inversion
Chapter IX The Higher Forms of Reasoning
Part III: Mathematics and Mathematical Logic
Chapter X "Intentional" Reasoning
Part I: Dialectic Reasoning
Chapter XI "Intentional" reasoning
Part II: Metaphysical Reasoning
Chapter XII The Different Logical Types of Mind
Chapter XIII The Pathology of Reasoning
Part I: The Incoherence and Illogicality of Dreams
Chapter XIV The Pathology of Reasoning
Part III: Incoherent Insanity due to Mono-affectivism
Chapter XV The Pathology of Reasoning
Part III: Incoherent Insanity due to Instability, Impotence or Absence of the Affective Tendencies
Chapter XVI Conscious and Unconscious reasoning
Reasoning in Relation to Vital Finalism
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