Philosophical Catechism Of The Natural Laws Of Man

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byJohann Gaspar Spurzheim

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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. 1835. Excerpt: ... passion. Hence they speak of weak and of strong wills; and farther, of good and of bad wills also. Will, again, sometimes denotes the desire which predominates. Feeling one inclination; if another arise and overcome the former, the second is called Will. There is still another kind of Will, which may be called enlightened, because it implies a desire approved of by intelligence. Is will, as designating desires, not confined to the faculties which experience Sentiments? No; for, that every faculty, being active, desires, is a perfectly general proposition, and therefore includes such faculties as procure knowledge also. Seeing that the philosophical nomenclature is so faulty, and that those facidties that know, desire or manifest Will, would it not be well to give a distinguishing title to all the powers that merely excite feelings without acquiring any knowledge? Certainly it would. And as the faculties which do not know, produce especially what are called affections, afFective faculties will ao curately express their distinguishing nature. What knows, or takes cognizance of, the affective powers? The Intellect. To know, is the peculiar and proper character of the faculties which enter into its constitution. How is the Intellect or the Understanding divided? It is commonly supposed to be possessed of certain attributes entitled faculties, such as Attention, Perception, Memory, Imagination, and Judgment. Occasionally the Understanding has been said to know, according to certain forms or categories. Kant, for instance, observes that the Spirit or Intellect must represent all it knows in space and time. How is Mention defined? Philosophers have considered Attention to be the primary faculty which acts in the acquisition of every sort of knowledge. Can Attent...

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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. 1835. Excerpt: ... passion. Hence they speak of weak and of strong wills; and farther, of good and of bad wills also. Will, again, sometimes deno...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217528589

ISBN - 13:9780217528580

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