Spirit and Mind Polarity, or the Disentanglement of Ideas
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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ... not derived from the thing perceived or conceived but from the mind itself. That, therefore, we cannot at once infer that whatever we find in our perception or conception of an object, has necessarily a prototype in the object itself: and that we must, in each instance, determine this question by philosophic investigation. According to this doctrine, with which no fault can be found with our author for maintaining, though often for not carrying it far enough--the "conditions of thought" would mean the attributes with which, it is supposed, the mind cannot help investing every object of thought--the elements which derived from its own structure cannot but enter into every conception it is able to form: even if there should be nothing corresponding in the object which is the prototype of the conception: though our author in most cases (therein differing from Kant), believes that there is this correspondence."--Mill's Examination of Sir W. Hamilton's "Philosophy." Chap. 4; p. 67. "Every perception of an external object involves a Consciousness of it as such or such--as a something more or less specific; and this implies either the identification of it as a particular thing or the ranging of it with certain kindred things. Every complete act of perception implies an expressed or unexpressed "assertory judgment "--a (predication respecting the nature of that which is perceived: and the saying what a thing is, is the saying what it is like--what class it belongs to."--Spencer's "Principles of Psychology." V. 2; part 6; chap. 10. "The perception of external objects by oox senses, is an operation of the mind of a peculiar nature, and ought to have a name appropriated to it. It has so in...
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