History Of The Philosophy Of Mind (volume 2); Embracing The Opinions Of All Writers On Mental…

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byRobert Blakey

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1850. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... History of the philosophy of mind: embracing the opinions of all writers on mental sciences from the earliest period to the present time Robert Blakey HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY, ETC. ETC. CHAPTER I. SCHOLASTIC METAPHYSICIANS. We come now to another land-mark in the history of the philosophy of the human mind, viz. the Scholastic Metaphysicians. These were a numerous, very learned, and subtile body of men; and with all those subjects which came within the range of their speculations, they showed the most complete and intimate acquaintance. At no period of the history of the human understanding, have ingenuity and refined reasoning been more fully brought into play, than by the Schoolmen; and the only lament we can express, in reference to their labours, is, that they should have wasted so much time, zeal, and talent, upon comparatively subordinate departments of mental philosophy. We have been brought up from our infancy with a set of preconceived notions respecting the utter t B futility of the doctrines of the Schoolmen. It becomes, therefore, a real task, in after years of our lives, to enter, with any degree of ardour, into their general reasonings and speculations. But to a really inquisitive mind their discussions are not destitute of pleasure and utility; inasmuch as they raised some very interesting and important disputes upon matters of intrinsic curiosity, which have not, even at this hour, been satisfactorily decided by our ablest moder n metaphysicians. Notwithstanding the ample discussions of modern times, as to the nature of universal ideas and propositions, and the influence of language in all our speculations on the mind, there still hangs over these questions a considerable portion of obscurity an...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1850. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... History of the philosophy of mind: embracing the opinions of all writers on mental sciences from the earliest period to the present t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:January 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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