Elements Of The Philosophy Of The Human Mind

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byDugald Stewart

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1802 edition. Excerpt: ...kinds of poetry, in which the principal recommendations are, eafe of thought and expreffion. Hence, too, the facility with which they contract or lofe habits, and accommodate their minds to new fituationsj and, I U 4 may may add, the difpofition they have to that fpecies of fuperftition which is founded on accidental combinations of cireumftances. The influence which this facility of affociation has on the power of Taile, fhall be afterwards confidefed,:., w. SECTION III. Of the Peivfr which the Mind has over ike Train of iff Thc/ugbts. By means of the Affociation of Ideas, a conftant current of thoughts, if I may ufe the expreffion, is made to pafs through the mind while we are awake. Sometimes the current, is interrupted, and the thoughts diverted into a new channel, in confequence of the ideas fuggefted by other men, or of the objects of perception with which we are furrounded. So completely,.however, is the mind in this particular fub-jeded to phyfical laws, that it has been juftly ob-ferved, we cannot, by an effort of our will, call up any one thought; and that the train of our ideas depends on caufes which operate in a manner inexplicable by us. This pbfervation, although it has been cenfured as paradoxical, is almoft felf-evident; for, to call up a particular thought, fuppofcs it to be already in the mind. As I mall have frequent occafion, however, to refer to the obfervation afterwards, I mall endeavour to obviate the only objection which, I.think, can reafonably be urged againft it; and which is founded By Lord Kaimss, and others. OH on that operation of the mind which is commonly called recollection or intentional memory. It is evident, that before ve attempt to recollect the particular circumftances of any event, that event in...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1802 edition. Excerpt: ...kinds of poetry, in which the principal recommendations are, eafe of thought and expreffion. Hence, too, the fa...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:156 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217943853

ISBN - 13:9780217943857

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