Elements of Mental Philosophy: Embracing the Two Departments of the Intellect and the Sensibilities, Volum 1

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Harper & Brothers, 1857 - 515 sider

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Origin of the notion of extension and of form and figure
71
The discussion of this subject superseded and unnecessary
73
The connexion between the mental and physical change not sus
80
Order in which the senses are to be considered
86
Varieties of the sensation of sound
92
Idea of externality suggested in connexion with the touch
98
On the sensations of heat and cold
100
wyStatement of the mode or process in visual perception
106
Of objects seen in the mist and of the sun and moon in the horizon
112
Estimation of distance when unaided by intermediate objects
116
OF RELIANCE ON THE SENSES
122
Of mistakes as to the distances and magnitude of objects
129
HABITS OF SENSATION AND PERCEPTION
135
Of certain universal habits based on sounds
142
Sensations may possess a relative as well as positive increase
149
Muscular habits regarded by some writers as involuntary
155
Of the influence of habit on our conceptions
161
Of the senses sinking to sleep in succession
166
Conceptions as connected with fictitious representations
167
The precise sense in which complexness is to be understood
173
Abstractior implied in the analysis of complex ideas
180
Early classifications sometimes incorrect
186
Of general abstract truths or principles
192
Of the general nature of attention
198
Definition of dreams and the prevalence of them
204
Apparent reality of dreams 2d cause
210
Of complex terms involving the relation of cause and effect
213
DIVISION FIRST
219
Secondary laws and their connexion with the primary
225
Writers who have objected to the doctrine of an internal source
226

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Side 418 - Me oft has fancy ludicrous and wild Soothed with a waking dream of houses, towers, Trees, churches, and strange visages, expressed In the red cinders, while with poring eye I gazed, myself creating what I saw.
Side 220 - The other fountain from which experience furnisheth the understanding with ideas, is the perception of the operations of our own mind within us, as it is employed about the ideas it has got ; which operations, when the soul comes to reflect on and consider, do furnish the understanding with another set of ideas, which could not be had from things without ; and such are perception, thinking, doubting, believing, reasoning, knowing...
Side 396 - Must kings neglect that private men enjoy! And what have kings that privates have not too, Save ceremony— save general ceremony?
Side 220 - This source of ideas every man has wholly in himself; and though it be not sense, as having nothing to do with external objects, yet it is very like it, and might properly enough be called internal sense...
Side 277 - How soft the music of those village bells, Falling at intervals upon the ear In cadence sweet ! now dying all away, Now pealing loud again, and louder still, Clear and sonorous, as the gale comes on.
Side 199 - The crow doth sing as sweetly as the lark, When neither is attended ; and, I think The nightingale, if she should sing by day, When every goose is cackling, would be thought No better a musician than the wren.
Side 392 - He was passionately fond of the beauties of nature ; and I recollect once he told me, when I was admiring a distant prospect in one of our morning walks, that the sight of so many smoking cottages gave a pleasure to his mind, which none could understand who had not witnessed, like himself, the happiness and the worth which they contained.
Side 138 - Could the youth, to whom the flavour of his first wine is delicious as the opening scenes of life, or the entering upon some newly-dis- . covered paradise, look into my desolation, and be made to understand what a dreary thing it is when a man shall feel himself going down a precipice with open eyes and a passive will...
Side 289 - To behold the wandering moon, Riding near her highest noon, Like one that had been led astray Through the...
Side 289 - Where the great Sun begins his state Robed in flames and amber light, The clouds in thousand liveries dight; While the ploughman, near at hand, Whistles o'er the furrowed land, And the milkmaid singeth blithe, And the mower whets his scythe, And every shepherd tells his tale Under the hawthorn in the dale.

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