The Science of Thought
Longmans, Green & Company, 1887 - 664 páginas
"The content of this book discusses the topics of thought, language, and the origin of concepts. The individual chapters have the following titles: The constituent elements of thought; Thought and language; On Kant's philosophy; Language the barrier between man and beast; The constituent elements of language; and On the origin of concepts and roots." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
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abstract according acts adjectives admit animal applied Aryan attributes become beginning Berkeley called cause collective common conceived concepts concrete consider Darwin definite derived difficult distinguish doubt elements existence explain express fact feeling follow further German give given Greek growth human ideas imagine important individual instance Kant kind language Latin less living Logic look material matter meaning meant metaphor Mill mind nature never object once origin particular percepts philosophers phonetic possess possible predicate present problem produced proved question reason remains result roots Sanskrit Science of Language seems sensations sense separate side signs simply singular sounds speak stand substance suffixes supposed theory things thought tion traced transition treated true understand verb whole words
Página 258 - Words become general, by being made the signs of general ideas : and ideas become general, by separating from them the circumstances of time, and place, and any other ideas that may determine them to this or that particular existence.
Página 261 - For example, does it not require some pains and skill to form the general idea of a triangle ? (which is yet none of the most abstract, comprehensive, and difficult ;) for it must be neither oblique nor rectangle, neither equilateral, equicrural, nor scalenon, but all and none of these at once.