Elements Of Psychology; Included In A Critical Examination Of Locke's Essay On The Human…

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byVictor Cousin

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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. 1855. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. OF LTBERTY.--OF THE SOUX.--OF GOD. CONCLUSION. Examination of three important Theories found in the Essay on the Human Understanding: 1. Theory of Freedom; which inclines to Fatalism. 2. Theory of the Nature of the Soul; which inclines to Materialism. 3. Theory of the Existence of God which rests itself almost exclusively upon external proofs, drawn from the sensiblo world.--Recapitulation of the whole Examination of the Essay of Locke; the Merits and the Faults which have been pointed out.--Of the spirit which has governed this Examination.--Conclusion. The theories which I wish to now discuss, are those concerning Liberty, the Soul, and God. I wish tp explain these three theories in the order in which they ocour in the Essay on the Human Understanding. In order to enable you to comprehend clearly the true character of Locke's theory of Liberty, some preliminary explanations are indispensable. All the facts which can fall under the consciousness of man, and under the reflection of the philosopher, resolve themselves into three fundamental facts, which comprise all the rest; three facts which without doubt are never in reality solitary; but which are not the less distinct; and which a careful analysis ought to distinguish, without dividing, in the complex phenomenon of intellectual life. These three facts are expressed in the words: to feel, to think, to act. I open a book and read; let us decompose this fact, and we shall find in it three elements. Suppose I do not see the letters of which each page is composed, nor the form and order of the letters; it is quite obvious I shall not comprehend the meaning which usage has attached to those letters, and so I shall not read. To see, then, is here the condition of reading. But, on the other hand, t...

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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. 1855. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. OF LTBERTY.--OF THE SOUX.--OF GOD. CONCLUSION. Examination of three important Theories found in the Essay on the Hu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.38 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217926010

ISBN - 13:9780217926010

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