Elements Of Thought; Or, First Lessons In The Knowledge Of The Mind. Or, First Lessons In The…

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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. 1834. Excerpt: ... This relation, whether known or unknown, being real and constant, may, without inconvenience, be spoken of as if it were cause and effect. It is only necessary always to recollect that power, in the full and strict sense of the word, belongs exclusively to Mind; and that what are called the powers of nature are nothing more than secret relations, between one property or form of matter and another. CLASSIFICATION, Is the sorting of things that differ in some respects, and are alike in others; the greatest difference being the rule of separation, and the greatest likeness the rule of association. Classifications are always founded on some real and intrinsic qualities of the things sorted; whereas arrangements are founded upon accidental qualities or circumstances. Arrangements are made for convenience and the accomplishment of a particular purpose. Classifications are formed for the permanent advantage of the mind, which can become conversant with a multitude of objects only when they are distributed into sorts, corresponding with their real and intrinsic distinctions. An analysis is made by observing differences only: a classification is accomplished by looking, first at resemblances, and then at differences. An analysis serves to make us acquainted with things of which hitherto we have been ignorant. A classification is useful for presenting a simple and comprehensive view of things already known. The assortments that are made of the objects of natural history are properly called classifications, and are effected by bringing together all the animals that agree in some one distinct and unalterable peculiarity, such as shall be liable to no uncertainty, or confusion, in particular instances. Thus, according to the system of Linnseus, all animals that suckle...

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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. 1834. Excerpt: ... This relation, whether known or unknown, being real and constant, may, without inconvenience, be spoken of as if it were cause...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217926665

ISBN - 13:9780217926669

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