The Journal of Psychological Medicine and Mental Pathology. Vol. VIII

The Journal of Psychological Medicine and Mental Pathology. Vol. VIII

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...a stress on unthinking matter, should rejoice to sce them driven from thcir only fortress, without which your Epicureans, "CUvU Universalis," pp. 3, 4. Hobbists, and the like, have not even a shadow of a prctence, but become the most cheap and easy triumph in the world." What would Berkeley have said of the panthcistic idealism, of various phases, which was destincd to be developed from the ideal side of the Kantian mctaphysic?--developments which we know Kant himself would indignantly have rejected: but how far were some of these developments from thcorctic athcism, and in what respect would Berkeley have regarded them as preferable to that of the panthcistic materialism? Our author was even yct more sanguinc in his anticipations of the good effects which were to arise from his speculations, if he could only establish them in the minds of men. He thought not only that matter as ordinarily believed to exist was the grand prop of athcism; he regarded it also as onc great souree of scepticism in respect to Christianity. " For example, about the resurrection, how many seruples and objections have bcen raised! But do not the most plausible of them depend on the supposition that a body is denominated the same, with regard not to the form or that which is perecived by sense, but the material substance which remains the same under various forms f Take away this, about the identity of which all the dispute is, and mean by body what every plain ordinary person means, to wit, tthat which is immediately scen and felt, which is only a combination of sensible qualities or ideas; and then thcir unanswerable objections come to nothing."f Our philosopher was especially desirous that his system might be clearly distinguished from that of Malebranche; and...
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