SECTION I. Of wit.
SECTION II. Of Humour.
SECTION III. Of Ridicule.
SECTION I. Aristotle's account of the Ridiculous explained.
SECTION II. Hobbes's account of Laughter examined.
SECTION I. Of Intuitive Evidence.PART I. Mathematical Axioms.
PART II. Consciousness.
PART III. Common Sense.
SECTION II. Of deductive evidence.PART I. Division of the subject into scientific and moral, with the principal distinctions between them.
PART. II. The nature and origin of Experience.
PART III. The subdivisions of Moral Reasoning.
PART IV. The superiority of Scientific Evidence re-examined.
SECTION I. Men considered as endowed with Understanding.
SECTION II. Men considered as endowed with Imagination.
SECTION III. Men considered as endowed with Memory.
SECTION IV. Men considered as endowed with Passions.
SECTION V. The circumstances that are chiefly instrumental in operating on the Passions.PART I. Probability.
PART II. Plausibility.
PART III. Importance.
PART IV. Proximity of Time.
PART V. Connexion of Place.
PART VI. Relation to the Persons concerned.
PART VII. Interest in the Consequences.
SECTION VI. Other Passions, as well as Moral Sentiments, useful auxiliaries.
SECTION VII. How an Unfavourable Passion must be calmed.
SECTION I. In regard to the Speaker.
SECTION II. In regard to the Persons addressed.
SECTION III. In regard to the Subject.
SECTION IV. In regard to the Occasion.
SECTION V. In regard to the End in view.
SECTION I. The different solutions hitherto given by philosophers examined.PART I. The first hypothesis.
PART II. The second hypothesis.
PART III. The third hypothesis.
PART IV. The fourth hypothesis.
SECTION II. The authors hypothesis on this subject.