Outlines Of Psychology; Dictated Portions Of The Lectures Of Hermann Lotze

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byHermann Lotze

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1886. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Part Second. THEORETICAL PSYCHOLOGY. CHAPTER I. OF THE SOUL. § 60. After the foregoing complete review of the individual elements of the inner life, we inquire concerning the Nature of the Subject in which they all occur, or are possible. Our final conviction on this point will be made clear in the simplest way if, for the present, we let the current views hold,--such views, that is, as are wont in the first instance to be formed on the inducement of experience; and then gradually transform them, in order to adapt them to the solution of difficulties which they could not solve in their earlier form. It must therefore be considered that everything cannot be said at once, and that only the final form which our view will assume, is our permanent conviction. § 61. The constant connection of the spiritual life with that of the body, in which alone it is the subject of observation, makes the attempt natural to apprehend it, too, as simply the product of the bodily functions. Nevertheless it is an ancient truth, which has no need whatever of a modern re-discovcry, that the origin of a spiritual condition is never analytically comprehensible from all possible combinations of material conditions. Or, more simply said: If we conceive of material elements in such a way that we presuppose nothing in them which does not strictly belong to the conception of matter; if we therefore apprehend them merely as space-filling realities, which are movable and can produce motions in each other by means of the forces belonging to them; if, finally, we conceive of these motions, whether of one or of many elements, as no matter how much varied or combined; still the moment never comes when we should be able to say: Now it is self-evident that this motion last produced ca...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1886. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Part Second. THEORETICAL PSYCHOLOGY. CHAPTER I. OF THE SOUL. § 60. After the foregoing complete review of the individual elemen...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217266274

ISBN - 13:9780217266277

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