The Senses and the Intellect

D. Appleton & Company, 1874 - 714 sider

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Side 341 - When we recall the impression of a word or sentence, if we do not speak it out, we feel the twitter of the organs just about to come to that point. The articulating parts — the larynx, the tongue, the lips — are all sensibly excited; a suppressed articulation is in fact the material of our recollection, the intellectual manifestation, the idea of...
Side 651 - ... And here it must be acknowledged that a man may consider a figure merely as triangular, without attending to the particular qualities of the angles, or relations of the sides. So far he may abstract; but this will never prove that he can frame an abstract, general, inconsistent idea of a triangle. In like manner we may consider Peter so far forth as man, or so far forth as animal, without framing the forementioned abstract idea, either of man or of animal, inasmuch as all that is perceived is...
Side 584 - Frith of Forth is niched and vandyked, as far as the eye can reach. A beautiful sea ; good land too, now that the plougher understands his trade ; a grim niched barrier of whinstone sheltering it from the chafings and tumblings of the big blue German Ocean. Seaward St. Abb's Head, of whinstone, bounds your horizon to the east, not very far off; west, close by, is the deep bay, and fishy little village of Belhaven : the gloomy Bass and other rock-islets, and farther the Hills of Fife, and foreshadows...
Side 640 - But another man, who never took the pains to observe the demonstration, hearing a mathematician, a man of credit, affirm the three angles of a triangle to be equal to two right ones, assents to it, ie receives it for true.
Side 672 - In the act of sensible perception, I am conscious of two things; — of myself as the perceiving subject, and of an external reality, in relation with my sense, as the object perceived. Of the existence of both these things I am convinced ; because I am conscious of knowing each of them, not mediately, in something else, as represented, but immediately in itself, as existing.
Side iii - ALEXANDER BAIN'S WORKS. THE SENSES AND THE INTELLECT. By ALEXANDER BAIN. LL. D., Professor of Logic in the University of Aberdeen. 8vo. Cloth, $5.00. The object of this treatise Is to give a full and systematic account of two principal divisions of the science of mind— the senses and the intellect.
Side 164 - It is thickest in the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, where the skin is much exposed to pressure, and it is not Fig.
Side 415 - The observations proved distinctly three several points — namely, first, the existence of spontaneous action as the earliest fact in the creature's history ; second, the absence of any definite bent prior to experienced sensation ; and third, the power of a sensation actually experienced to keep up the coinciding movement of the time, thereby constituting a voluntary act in the initial form. What was also very remarkable, was the rate of acquisition, or the rapidity with which all the associations...
Side 462 - In the perfect identity between a present and a past impression, the past is recovered and fused with the present, instantaneously and surely. So quick and unfaltering is the process that we lose sight of it altogether ( ! ) ; we are scarcely made aware of the existence of a reproductive link of similarity in the chain of sequence. When I look at the full moon, I am instantly impressed with the state arising from all my former impressions of her disc added together " (" Senses and Intellect,
Side 242 - ... the cravings produced by the recurring wants and necessities of our bodily, or organic, life.

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