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ESSAY ON THE PHILOSOPHY
Containing an Analysis of Reason
and the Rationale of Love.
P. F. FITZGERALD.
“The logical formulæ are the real predicates of God.”—Hegel.
“The confidence of reason give,
-WORDSWORTH, Ode to Duty.
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As the author is suffering from weakness of sight, is engaged in preparing other essays for publication, is in delicate health, and dreads any further delay in giving to the public what is felt to be an important truth, I am intrusted to prepare this essay for the press. What the important truth referred to is I give in the author's own words.
“Of the three discoveries to which I pretend, and which are the motive of this work, the first regards the intellectual nature of man, the second his affectional nature, and the third his moral nature. The objection to metaphysics that has hitherto been deemed unanswerable is, that the primary fundamental beliefs of reason have themselves no foundation in actual fact, but are mere philosophical assumptions. Now what I have endeavoured to show is, that the substance or hypostasis of thought is Being—the Being of the individual Ego being in every case the standpoint of rational