A View Of The Elementary Principles Of Education; Founded On The Study Of The Nature Of Man

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byJohann Gaspar Spurzheim

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1835 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III ON THE LAWS OF EXERCISE. These laws embrace what is called Education jn a more limited sense, but in this respect many errors are caused by the true meaning of the word Exercise not being sufficiently understood. I employ this expression as synonymous with putting into action, and distinguish Exercise from Habit; the latter being the result of the former. Habit. Habit has two significations: it sometimes indicates the result of diminished activity, and at other times a greater facility of acting. A power oeing too active, becomes fatigued, diminishes, and is finally exhausted. Moreover, all natural powers become accustomed to external impressions, and the former become the less affected the longer the latter are applied. The mimosa sensitiva, when shaken for a certain time, ceases to fold its leaves. In the same way, each sort of impression on the organization loses its effect by frequent repetition. Even noxious impressions, when repeated, are less felt than they were at first. In this sense Mithridates accustomed his stomach and bowels to poisonous substances. The attendants and nurses of patients become in a certain degree insensible to contagious diseases in hospitals. The mind itself shows less energy at each repetition of the same functions. It becomes accustomed even to misfortune and painful situations. Time is a great remedy of many evils. Organized beings adapt themselves in a surprising degree to external impressions, and a change of place and various circumstances is frequently less advantageous than might have been expected. Prisoners, who have been confined for many years to dungeons, or unwholesome habitations, fall sick when they obtain their liberty. Many morbid, but accustomed affections, such as old sores and exudations, &c. a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1835 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III ON THE LAWS OF EXERCISE. These laws embrace what is called Education jn a more limited sense, but in this respect ma...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217910084

ISBN - 13:9780217910088

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