The Anthropological Review; A Quarterly Journal of Anthropological Science and Literature Volume 2

The Anthropological Review; A Quarterly Journal of Anthropological Science and Literature Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...number of the external senses from which the mind receives its sensations. He establishes one faculty which sets the muscles and the limbs into motion, and three other faculties which preside over the imagination, memory, and reasoning. Roger Bacon was, to a great extent, a follower of Avicenna. See J. Conr. Barchusen, Historia Mcdicinw, Amst. 1710. Albertus Magnus looked upon the sensus communis as partly a par.ticular sense which receives the forms of sensual objects, and partly as the common fundamental sense, the point of union of the sensations (consciousness); The mere capacity to receive impressions and forms of sensible objects is passive. The active power is distinguished in memory, imagination, and poetical force, which depend upon an internal spiritual organ. Albert assigns different spots in the brain as the seats of the above faculties. The sensus commumls is situated in the brain, where the five senses terminate in a centre, and thus form an organ common to them all. Behind it is situated the faculty of imagination. Poetry has its place in the most central ventricle, and if this portion of the brain is injured, mania and rage are the result. Albert denied the world-soul, and the emanation of the soul from God. The soul is a simple, indivisible, unchangeable substance, which con tains the principle of different faculties. The connecting medium of soul and body was the most imperfect part of the soul, and the most perfect of the body. The revival of anatomy may be said to have commenced, at the beginning of the fourteenth century, with Luigi Mondini de Luzzi (Mumlinus or Mondini's father was an apothecary at Bologna, probably the birth-place of Mondini; but in what year is not certain. We find him-Professor at Bologna more

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  • Paperback | 328 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236946324
  • 9781236946324