The National Quarterly Review Volume 25

The National Quarterly Review Volume 25

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...less energetic and precise than the original, and may be named images. They vary greatly in force and pre Les idees sont, comme les sensations, des manieres d'etre de l'ame.--Gondi1la.c's Logiqm, p. 83. cision in diiferent persons and under different circumstances. The image may become so strong as to be mistaken for the corresponding sensation, at least momentarily. The idea of externality in the image is usually suppressed by a rectification, generally the presence of existing sensations, which pronounces it internal. If the rectification be lacking, only the illusion remains, thus producing.a case of hallucination. Various reductives act to overcome this result, such as a suppression of the exciting sensation, reminiscences, and general judgments. If all reductives are annulled, mental alienation results. ' _ As instances of the precision which images may sometimes attain, chess-players, who play without seeing the board, profess to have before them, projected upon space, an image of the board with all its pieces properly placed. S0, certain painters can place an image of their sitter in the accustomed chair, and paint from it as distinctly as from the reality. In like manner a precise image of the Whole musical performance will often affect a musician on seeing the notation of a tune. There is great difference of ability in persons in making their images seem real. Goethe could produce in himself a complete illusion at will, for instance, appearing to see a fantastic flower Which had no real existence out of his mind. In the reverie preceding sleep, this frequently occurs. Sensation is then dormant and mental images assume the distinct prominence of sensations, becoming complete hallucinations. more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236916158
  • 9781236916150