Elements of Mental Philosophy Enbracing the Two Departments of the Intellect and the Sensibilities, Volumen1

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Harper & Brothers, 1841
 

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IMMATERIALITY OF THE MIND 14 On the meaning of the terms material and immaterial
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Difference between mind and matier shown from language 16 Their different nature shown by their respective properties
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The souls iminateriality indicated by the feeling of identity
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The inaterial doctrine makes a mian a machine 19 No exact correspondence between the mental and bodily state
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Evidence of this want of exact correspondence
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Coinparative state of the mind and body in dreaming
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The great works of genius an evidence of inmateriality
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The doctrine of materiality inconsistent with future existence
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LAWS OF BELIEF 24 Of belief its degrees and its sources 25 Of suggestion consciousness and the senses as grounds of belief
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Memory and testimony considered as sources of belief
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Ohjection to reliance on testimony
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Of relative suggestion as a ground of belief
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Of reasoning as a ground or law of belief
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GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
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The mind may be regarded in a threeſold point of view 31 Evidence of the general arrangeinent from consciousness 32 Evidnce of the same from th...
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DIVISION FIRST THE INTELLECT OR UNDERSTANDING INTELLECTIVE OR INTELLECTUAL STATES OF THE MIND PART FIRST THE ...
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ORIGIN OF KNOWLEDGE IN GENERAL Section Page 36 Connexion of the mind with the material world
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Or the origin or beginnings of knowledge
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Further proof of the beginnings of knowledge from external causes
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The same subject further illustrated
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Subject illustrated from the case of Jaines Mitchell 42 Illustration from the case of Caspar Hauser
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Of counatural or innate knowledge 44 The doctrine of innate knowledge not susceptible of proof
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The doctrine tried by the idea of a
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The discussion of this subject superseded and unnecessary
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Further remarks on the rise of knowledge by means of the senses
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SENSATION AND PERCEPTION 48 Sensation a simple mental state originating in the senses 49 All sensation is properly and truly in the mind
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Sensations are not images or resemblances of objects
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The connexion between the mental and physical change not sus ceptible of explanation 52 Of the meaning and nature of perception
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Of the primary and secondary qualities of matter
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Of the secondary qualities of matter
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Of the nature of mental powers or faculties
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THE SENSES OF SMELL AND TASTE 56 Nature and importance of the senses as a source of knowledge
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Of the connexion of the brain with sensation and
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Order in which the senses are to be considered
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Of the sense and sensation of smell 60 Of perceptions of smell in distinction from sensations 61 Of the sense and sensation of taste
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Design and uses of the senses of smell and taste
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THE SENSE OF HEARING 63 Organ of the sense of hearing
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Nature of sonorous bodies and the medium of the communication of sound
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Varieties of the sensation of
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Manner in which we learn the place of sounds
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Application of these views to the art of ventriloquism
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Uses of hearing and its connexion with oral language
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THE SENSE OF TOUCH 69 Of the sense of touch and its sensations in general
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Idea of externality suggested in connexion with the touch
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Relation between the sensation and what is outwardly signified
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By means of sensations we have a knowledge of outward things
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Of habit in relation to the taste
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Other striking instances of habits of touch
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Notice of some facts which favour the above doctrine
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CONCEPTIONS
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Influence of habit on conceptions of sight
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Of the senses sinking to sleep in succession
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Conceptions as connected with fictitious representations
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The precise sense in wbich complexness is to be understood
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ABSTRACTION
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Early classifications sometimes incorrect
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Of general ahstract truths or principles
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Of the general nature of attention
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Il Relations of degree and names expressive of them
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Relations or degree in adjectives of the positive form
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III Of relations of proportion
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IV of relations of place or position
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Apparent reality of dreams 2d cause
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VI Of relations of possession
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VIT Of relations of cause and effect
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Of complex terms involving the relation of cause and effect
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Remarks on instituted or conventional relations
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Connexion of relative suggestion or judgment with reasoning
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Reasons for considering this subject here
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Meaning of association and illustrations
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Of the general laws of association
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DIVISION FIRST
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Resemblance in every particular not necessary
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Of resemblance in the effects produced
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The foregoing law as applicable to the sensibilities
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Of association caused by present objects of perception
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ORIGINAL SUGGESTION
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Section
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Origin of the idea of motion
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The idea of space not of external origin
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Remarks on the memory of the aged
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Further remarks on the proper objects of consciousness
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Of committing to writing as a means of aiding the memory
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Of the use of correlative terms
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CASUAL ASSOCIATIONS 1 INTELLECTUAL 233 Association sometimes misleads our judgments
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Casual association in respect to the place of sensation
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Connexion of our ideas of extension and time
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Of high and low notes in music
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Connexion of the ideas of extension and colour
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Tendency of the mind to pass from the sign to the m the sign to the thing signified
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Whether there be heat i e
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Benefit of examining such connexions of thought
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Power of the will over mental associations
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Association controlled by indirect voluntary power
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Further illustrations of indirect voluntary power
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MEMORY 245 Remarks on the general nature of memory
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Of memory as a ground or law of belief
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Of differences in the strength of memory
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Or circumstantial meinory or that species of memory which is based on the relations of contiguity in time and place
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Illustrations of specific or circumstantial memory
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Of philosophic memory or that species of memory which is based on other relations than those of co
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Further illustrations of philosophic memory
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Of that species of memory called intentional recollection
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Instance illustrative of the preceding
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DURATION OF MEMORY
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Application of the principles of this chapter to education
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Process of the mind in all cases of reasoning
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Of reasoning à posteriori
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DEMONSTRATIVE REASONING
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Of the influence of demonstrative reasoning on the mental char
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Caution to be used in reasoning from analogy
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Of adherence to our opinions
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Further remarks on the same subject
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Works of imagination give different degrees of pleasure
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Feelings of sympathy aided by the imagination
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Not the same internal complex ideas in all languages
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Section
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This doctrine of use in explaining mental phenomena
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Of the less permanent excited conceptions of sound
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First cause of permanently vivid conceptions or apparitions Page Morbid sensibility of the retina of the eye
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Second cause of permanently excited conceptions or apparitions
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Neglect of periodical bloodletting 340 Methods of relief adopted in this case 4924
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Fourth cause of apparitions and other excited conceptions In flammation of the brain
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Facts having relation to the fourth cause of excited conceptions
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Fifth cause of apparitions Hysteria
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PARTIAL INSANITY 345 Meaning of the term and kinds of insanity
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Of disordered or alienated sensations
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Of disordered or alienated external perception
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Disordered state or insanity of original suggestion
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Unsoundness or insanity of consciousness
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Insanity of the judgment or relative suggestion
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Disordered or alienated association Lightheadedness
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Of partial insanity or alienation of the memory
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Of the power of reasoning in the partially insane
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Instance of the above form of disordered reasoning
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Of readiness of reasoning in the partially insane
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Partial mental alienation by means of the imagination
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Insanity or alienation of the power of belief
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TOTAL INSANITY OR DELIRIUM
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Of perception in cases of total or delirious insanity
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Illustration of the above section
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Of the memory in connexion with delirious insanity
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Of the power of reasoning in total or delirious insanity
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Of the form of insanity called furor or madness
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Of moral accountability in mental alienation
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Of the imputation of insanity to individuals
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Of the treatment of the insane
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