Modern Thought in Its Latest Phases by Jacob WilsonModern Thought in Its Latest Phases by Jacob Wilson

Modern Thought in Its Latest Phases

byJacob Wilson

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...thier to animals generally, while we apply the same word, deer, to only a small class of animals. Lat. fera, Greek ther, Eng. bear, meaning a wild animal, is the same word. The Germans say hut, while we say hat; we apply the German hut, in the form of hood, to a sort of cap or bonnet for women; the Germans again use gross for great, while we use gross in a different sense. The Germans also use fall for case or event. It is well to note that our case is allied to the Latin cado, to fall. The German schiff, our ship, is the same as our skiff, a small boat. We see and feel only what is in our mind; we have no concern about what may be in the mind of some other party. When we look at a picture, or something that is meant to recall some particular object or event, we see only our own images or conceptions, those which arise in our mind and bear our imprint in some form. If we observe a figure in the clouds, or in the fog or smoke, the outlines are those which are the product of our own brain, and they are really the work of our imagination. So in painting, the artist puts on his oil and color freely and roughly, and always leaves numerous gaps for the observer to fill out, according to his own judgment, fancy or acquirements. Indeed, the construction, or reconstruction, finally, of every picture or painting is placed wholly in the hands of the observer who reads or interprets the picture, and how the work appears to him, depends entirely on what he himself is, and what he has seen and learned in the past. The work of all artists is subjected to public opinion, or to that of critics, just the same as in other departments of life. Nobody can ever see at any time what he has never learned, and therefore what he does not know. We do not see things...
Title:Modern Thought in Its Latest PhasesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217787436

ISBN - 13:9780217787437