Psychological Monographs Volume 1, No. 4

Psychological Monographs Volume 1, No. 4

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...chapter). He believed in the fact so firmly that it is sublimated into an a priori principle, in fact, te ' axiom of intuition," viz: " All phenomena are, with reference to their intuition, extensive quantities." Its foundation resides in his view that consciousness has no span, but is necessarily limited to one point, or moment only; for the (synthetic) imagination ' must first necessarily apprehend one of these manifold representations after another." Even this sort of ' going through, ' which belongs to the nature of consciousness, is subtly connected with the idea of ' synthetic' judgments. This is a view not common with Kant alone, but it was a favorite in all forms of rational psychology where the soul was considered as a unit and in its attentive powers was unable to ' attend to more than a single object at once, ' as Hamilton3 expresses it. 'Note that ' intuition' is not exactly equivalent to sensation, but rather to the ' representations' of sense. "These two are in opposition in Prof. ames's theory, but not because of the ' unconscious machine shop ' he has not. 3 Crit., II., 20. 'Cf. Crit., II., 144. "Every phenomena as an intuition must be an extensive quantity, because it can be known in apprehension by a successive synthesis only (of part with part)"--a statement of psychological import. Though Kant gives this a significance wherever possible, it is a question not admitting of speculation. Only experiments can properly arrive at a conclusion. Bonnet, e. g., before Kant, and Hamilton since, have concluded that the ' circuit of consciousness ' could embrace six or more

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  • English
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