CHAPTER II. PRELOGICAL NOTIONS. Section 1. Classification of the Sciences.
Sundry reflections not scientifically logical can very well be made at once, before engaging in the systematic study of logic. They will prove subsequently to be of no little advantage. Preliminary reflections are well enough before beginning any business; especially if the proper method of pursuing it Poe?? difficult to determine, with logic. They are more important to the study of logic than that reason alone would account for; and one of the very benefits that will accrue from these reflections is to show us why they have particular utility here.
When the best method of doing a thing is in doubt, one of the best aids toward getting set upon the right path is to consider what need of doing it there is. This is axiomatic. Since, then, logic teaches no how to attain truth, the need of a systematic doctrine of logic will best appear by considering it's relation to the different sciences, which