Elements Of The Philosophy Of The Human Mind (volume 1) by Dugald Stewart

Elements Of The Philosophy Of The Human Mind (volume 1)

byDugald Stewart

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1829. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... the fiefs of the crown, of each city, and even of each distinguished nobleman's seat in the kingdom. He wrote his folio History in a year, which, notwithstanding some very gross errors, is allowed to be correct, not only in its general outlines, but in by far the greater part of its trifling details.* With respect to this extraordinary person, Miss Edgeworth quotes from the Marquis (TArgenson an anecdote, of which some use may, I think, be made by those who are employed in the education of children. When the Marquis asked him how he managed to arrange and retain in his head every thing that entered it, he answered, by observing in general terms, "That the elements of every science must be learned whilst we are very young; not only the first principles of every language, but the A, B, C, of every kind of knowledge. This," he adds, " is not difficult in youth, especially as it is not necessary to penetrate far. Simple notions are sufficient; when these are once acquired every thing we read afterwards finds its proper place." t This remark appears to me to be equally just and important; and I am disposed to lay the greater slress upon it, as, in the person to whom it is ascribed, it must be considered merely as an experimental result drawn from the history of his own mind, and not as an inference from any theoretical principles concerning the nature and laws of memory. It contains, I suspect, the great secret of that species of education which is commonly given to people of very high rank: to whom a power of plausible and imposing discourse is too frequently conceived to be an object of greater value than the possession of just and enlightened opinions. In the education, however, of all without exception, it is susceptible, under proper management, of the ...

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Title:Elements Of The Philosophy Of The Human Mind (volume 1)Format:PaperbackDimensions:346 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.72 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021792638X

ISBN - 13:9780217926386

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