A View of the Elementary Principles of Education; Founded on the Study of the Nature of Man Volume 1

A View of the Elementary Principles of Education; Founded on the Study of the Nature of Man Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ... as there are primitive powers. To answer this question, we must bear in mind, that the satisfaction of each desire gives pleasure; that there are as many sorts of pleasure as there are faculties, and that desires and pleasures are proportionate to the activity of the powers; moreover, that the pains, displeasures, or states of dissatisfaction, are also as numerous as, and proportionate to the activity of, the faculties. Thus, wants or active faculties may render us happy or unhappy. In order to prepare happiness for ourselves, let us exercise those faculties which we have the power of gratifying, and check the activity of those which we cannot satisfy; taking constantly for granted, that morality is the aim of our life, and that no animal power shall be permitted to become predominant; that Ostentation, for instance, must remain subordinate to Justice, and that spending our superfluities on purposes useful to society, is preferable to employing them in the gratification of any animal propensity. The proper employment of the faculties being so important, this knowledge is not only necessary to teachers and governors, but it should become an object of instruction for every person, and be taught and learned by heart. We must eat and drink, because we are excited to do so by hunger and thirst. But the laws of digestion and nutrition might be explained, the respective organs shown, and the necessity of submitting to the dictates of creation taught. The knowledge of the general rules of Hygeia is useful to every one. Let children know, that they must eat to live, but that they do not live to eat and to drink; let them feel the advantages of sobriety, and the consequences of indigestion; M let them see the vice of gluttony and drunkenness in nature, ..
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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236590554
  • 9781236590558