Conceptual logic, on the other hand, is false from the start.
The conceptual logic has made the mistake of making ideation a stage in thought prior to judgment.
He starts, that is in logic, with conceptual units apparently self-contained and admitting of nothing but external relation, but proceeds to justify the intrinsic relation between the matter of his units by an appeal to the fact of the coherence of all contents of thought.
Their point is to stretch Hume's phenomenalism so as to embrace all science, by contending that mechanism is not at the bottom of phenomena, but is only the conceptual shorthand by aid of which men of 'science can briefly describe phenomena, and that all science is description and not explanation.
Hence arose conceptual logic; according to which conception is a simple apprehension of an idea without belief in being or not being, e.g.