Subject and Object by Johnston Estep WalterSubject and Object by Johnston Estep Walter

Subject and Object

byJohnston Estep Walter

Paperback | January 17, 2012

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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. 1915. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... It might be supposed that, of all realities, the Mind, Soul, Self, Ego, should be the most directly and certainly known; and that there should be complete agreement among men in all their main tenets and decisions regarding its nature and functions. Bespecting agreement in doctrine, the truth is just the contrary. Hardly a wider variety and opposition of theories are found on any other subject than on what for us, as some would say, is the immediate centre and focus of all reality and knowledge--the Self. The theory of mind now most prevalent apparently among professional psychologists is, that mind is the stream, flux, process, of our thoughts, feelings or conscious states. The process-mind is conceived to be purely successive, purely temporal. It is the flow of the rapidly rising and perishing thoughts. It has no relation to a real or knowable permanent spiritual subject or substratum, or to one entitled to consideration in psychology. Hume is the most distinguished representative of this hypothesis of mind. He is the chief protagonist for modern times of psychology without a soul. Another theory defines mind as the permanent possibility of feeling--of sensation, idea, volition--or as consisting of the present feeling and the permanent possibility of other feelings. Its most distinguished advocate is J. S. Mill, who has expounded it especially in the chapter on the "Psychological Theory of Mind," in his Examination of Sir W. Hamilton's Philosophy. An important question regarding the theory is as to what we are to understand by a "permanent possibility," or as to what a "permanent possibility" is when yet in its unrealized state or before actualization, or after feeling ceases. Mr. Mill does not furnish a clear answer to this question. He tells us what th...
Title:Subject and ObjectFormat:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217059732

ISBN - 13:9780217059732