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Personality, the Beginning and End of Metaphysics [By A.W. Momerie]
Alfred Williams Momerie
Sin vista previa disponible - 2015
able absurdity according action actually admitted appears apprehend argument association assumed atoms attention attribute Bain beginning believe body brain called cause changes cognition combination conception condition connection consciousness consists course denied desire determine difference difficulties doctrine effects effort essential existence experience explain expression external fact feeling follow forces freedom further give ground Hence human idea imagine impressions intelligent involves knowledge known latter laws less maintain means memory mental merely metaphysics method Mill mind motion motives movements nature necessary necessity never object observation once organism origin ourselves passing perceive permanent personality phenomena philosophy physical pleasure possible present principle produce Professor proved question reason reflection regard relation result says seems seen sensation sense sequence similar substance succession suggested supposed tells theory things thought tion true truth ultimate universe volition voluntary
Página 43 - FLOWER in the crannied wall, I pluck you out of the crannies, I hold you here, root and all, in my hand, Little flower — but if I could understand What you are, root and all, and all in all, I should know what God and man is.
Página 35 - If, therefore, we speak of the mind as a series of feelings we are obliged to complete the statement by calling it a series of feelings which is aware of itself as past and future; and we are reduced to the alternative of believing that the mind, or Ego, is something different from any series of feelings, or possibilities of them, or of accepting the paradox that something which ex hypothesi is but a series of feelings, can be aware of itself as a series.
Página 47 - The baby new to earth and sky, What time his tender palm is prest Against the circle of the breast, Has never thought that 'this is I:' But as he grows he gathers much, And learns the use of 'I,' and 'me,' And finds 'I am not what I see, And other than the things I touch.
Página 100 - ... placed so many valves without design ; and no design seemed more probable, than that since the blood could not well, because of the interposing valves, be sent by the veins to the limbs, it should be sent through the arteries and return through the veins, whose valves did not oppose its course that way...
Página 82 - ... any one who is acquainted with the history of science will admit that its progress has, in all ages, meant, and now, more than ever, means, the extension of the province of what we call matter and causation, and the concomitant gradual banishment from all regions of human thought of what we call spirit and spontaneity.
Página 105 - Design argument is not drawn from mere resemblances in Nature to the works of human intelligence, but from the special character of those resemblances. The circumstances in which it is alleged that the world resembles the works of man are not circumstances taken at random, but are particular instances of a circumstance which experience shows to have a real connection with an intelligent origin, the fact of conspiring to an end.
Página 72 - We feel that our actions are subject to our will on most occasions, and imagine we feel that the will itself is subject to nothing, because, when by a denial of it we are provoked to try, we feel that it moves easily every way, and produces an image of itself (or a "velleity," as it is called in the schools), even on that side on which it did not settle.