Lectures on the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Τόμος 1

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This book presents a collection of lectures from Thomas Brown on the philosophy of the human mind. The lectures relate to the duties, and the hopes, and the great destiny of man, and which, even in analyzing the powers of his understanding, and tracing all the various modifications of which it is individually susceptible, views it chiefly as a general instrument of good.--(PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved).
 

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Σελίδα 292 - When I deny sensible things an existence out of the mind, I do not mean my mind in particular, but all minds. Now it is plain they have an existence exterior to my mind, since I find them by experience to be independent of it.
Σελίδα 255 - Till o'er the wreck, emerging from the storm, Immortal nature lifts her changeful form, Mounts from her funeral pyre on wings of flame, And soars and shines, another and the same...
Σελίδα 118 - When the proud steed shall know why man restrains His fiery course, or drives him o'er the plains; When the dull ox, why now he breaks the clod, Is now a victim, and now Egypt's god: Then shall man's pride and dulness comprehend His actions', passions', being's use and end; Why doing, sufFring, check'd, impell'd; and why This hour a slave, the next a deity.
Σελίδα 388 - A ray of heavenly light, gilding all forms Terrestrial in the vast and the minute ; The unambiguous footsteps of the God, Who gives its lustre to an insect's wing, And wheels His throne upon the rolling worlds.
Σελίδα 90 - Works in the secret deep ; shoots steaming thence The fair profusion that o'erspreads the Spring ; Flings from the sun direct the flaming day ; Feeds every creature ; hurls the tempest forth : And, as on earth this grateful change revolves, With transport touches all the springs of life.
Σελίδα 29 - Teach me to feel another's woe, To hide the fault I see ; That mercy I to others show, That mercy show to me.
Σελίδα 363 - Thus with the year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of even or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me...
Σελίδα 362 - Bright effluence of bright essence increate. Or hear'st thou rather pure ethereal stream, Whose fountain who shall tell ? before the sun, Before the heavens thou wert, and at the voice Of GOD, as with a mantle, didst invest...
Σελίδα 330 - tis his principle no more. Like following life through creatures you dissect, You lose it in the moment you detect. Yet more ; the difference is as great between The optics seeing, as the objects seen.
Σελίδα 24 - When we know our own strength, we shall the better know what to undertake with hopes of success; and when we have well surveyed the powers of our own minds, and made some estimate what we may expect from them, we shall not be inclined either to sit still, and not set our thoughts on work at all, in despair of knowing anything; nor on the other side, question everything, and disclaim all knowledge, because some things are not to be understood.

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