Notes taken by James Goodsire on the lectures on Logic of Thomas Taylor, Regent, St Leonard's College, University of St Andrews, in 1699.
The volume comprises two sets of notes, the first written from p.5 to p.102, the second written from p.238 to p.104.
- p.1 Heading for Theses on Logic in ruled borders laid out as for pp.5 to 102. Line drawing.
- p.3 Listing of valid forms of the syllogism using standard notation together with a note and diagrams on eclipses.
- p.4 Scribbles.
There follows the first set of notes, on Logic, started on 8 February 1699, in the hand of James Goodsire, comprising:
- pp.5-40 Parts I and II on the Intellect.
- pp.40-79 Part III on theoretical Logic, principally the syllogism.
- pp.5-79 were completed on 1 March 1699.
- pp.81-101 A treatise on objections to theses in Logic, the objections numerically identified in the margin, completed on 9 March 1699.This course on logic is described on p.101 as being from the dictates of Thomas Taylor.
- p.103 Notes on objections to theses in Logic in a different hand. Also sign manual of John Goodsire.
- pp.104-238 (completed in reverse from end of volume) Treatise on practical logic in the hand of James Goodsire, wanting pp.1-18. First part completed 14 March 1698 [p.107].Text in ruled margins with marginal enumeration of paragraphs within subject headings. pp.104-105 marginal [shorthand ?] annotations.