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On the Nature and Immutability of Truth, in opposition to Sophistry and Scepticism.
On Poetry and Musick, as
they affect the Mind. On Laughter, and Ludicrous Composition.
On the Utility of Classical
BY JAMES BEATTIE, LL. D.
Professor of Moral Philosophy and Logick in the Marischal College and University of Aberdeen.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
PUBLISHED BY HOPKINS AND EARLE.
Fry and Kammerer, Printers.
Introduction. The Subject proposed. Opi-
nions of Philosophers: I. Aristotle. II.
Laughter seems to arise from the View of
Things Incongruous united in the same
Assemblage; I. By Juxtaposition; II. As
Cause and Effect; III. By.Comparison
founded on Similitude; or, IV. United so
as to exhibit an opposition of Meanness
Limitations of the preceding Doctrine. In-
congruity not Ludicrous, I. When cus-
tomary and common; nor, II. When it
excites any powerful Emotion in the Be-
holder, as, 1. Moral Disapprobation, 2.In-
dignation or Disgust, 3. Pity, or, 4. Fear;