Mental Culture, Or, The Means Of Developing The Human Faculties by J. L. LevisonMental Culture, Or, The Means Of Developing The Human Faculties by J. L. Levison

Mental Culture, Or, The Means Of Developing The Human Faculties

byJ. L. Levison

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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.1833 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. GENERAL REMARKS ON EDUCATION. With a knowledge of the number of the fundamental faculties of man, and of the organic and phrenomatic laws which directly or indirectly affect them, and having a rational view of moral liberty, we may proceed with that intricate but most interesting enquiry, as to the means of practically using this knowledge for a sound system of moral and intellectual education; and if we constantly bear in mind the zoological rank of man, we shall avoid many of the errors of preceding systems,--errors which are inseparable from the partial cultivation of the mental faculties. Nor could we expect any other result, when the teacher himself, like a purblind man, had but a glimmering light to guide him, scarcely enabling him to pursue his daily task, and quite insufficient for any extraordinary situation in which he might be placed: a difficulty referable to his ignorance of the natural history of man, and to the prevailing habit of leaving too much to an uninformed experience. It is universally admitted that the feelings and sentiments require cultivation, yet ever since the dawning of civilization they have been loo much neglected, evidently because there existed no principle adapted to promote positive improvement, and because it was not known that those faculties were located in the brain; so that when certain plans failed to produce a desired effect, (plans which were suggested by caprice), however the teacher might be surprised at the event, he was as ignorant of the cause of the failure as the pupil. But had the great book of nature been always consulted by others as it was by Gall, that faithful oracle of truth would have thus dictated a reply: "To comprehend the nature of the mental faculties, observe men under every phasis...
Title:Mental Culture, Or, The Means Of Developing The Human FacultiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217512895

ISBN - 13:9780217512893