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" consciousness," when once it has evaporated to this estate of pure diaphaneity, is on the point of disappearing altogether. It is the name of a nonentity, and has no right to a place among first principles. Those who still cling to it are clinging to... "
Essays in Radical Empiricism - Page 2
by William James - 1922 - 282 pages
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The Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods

Philosophy - 1913
...given us in our own day " the stream of thought " which William James might also have characterized as "the faint rumor left behind by the disappearing soul upon the air of philosophy." Petzoldt speaks of Kant and his British predecessors in a way that German writers are not wont to do....
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The Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods

Philosophy - 1905
...consciousness, for there can be hardly any doubt that consciousness, as Professor James put it, is 'the faint rumor left behind by the disappearing soul upon the air of philosophy.' Already in his 'Kritik der Reinen Erfahrung'1 (1888), Avenarius expressed his suspicion of the term...
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The Monist, Volume 24

Edward C. Hegeler - Philosophy - 1914
...quotations will, I hope, serve to make it clear what these opinions are. " 'Consciousness,' " says James, "is the name of a nonentity, and has no right to a...the disappearing 'soul' upon the air of philosophy. For twenty years past2 I have mistrusted 'consciousness' as an entity; for seven or eight years past...
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The Freudian Wish and Its Place in Ethics

Edwin Bissell Holt - Philosophy - 1915 - 212 pages
..." I believe that ' consciousness,' when once it has evaporated to this estate of pure diaphaneity, is on the point of disappearing altogether. It is...disappearing ' soul ' upon the air of philosophy." This is the keynote of his Radical Empiricism, the principle that of all those which he enunciated...
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The problem of knowledge

Douglas Clyde Macintosh - Knowledge, Theory of - 1915 - 503 pages
...169-71. ity, " that ' consciousness,' when once it has evaporated to this estate of pure diaphaneity, is on the point of disappearing altogether. It is...the disappearing 'soul' upon the air of philosophy." 1 As a radical empiricist he holds that "knowing can easily be explained as a particular sort of relation...
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The problem of knowledge

Douglas Clyde Macintosh - Philosophy - 1915 - 503 pages
...169-71. ity, " that ' consciousness,' when once it has evaporated to this estate of pure diaphaneity, is on the point of disappearing altogether. It is...echo, the faint rumor left behind by the disappearing 1soul' upon the air of philosophy." l As a radical empiricist he holds that "knowing can easily be...
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American thought from Puritanism to pragmatism and beyond

Woodbridge Riley - Philosophy, American - 1915 - 438 pages
...between thought and its objects. But suppose that consciousness is but the name of a non-entity, that those who still cling to it are clinging to a mere...disappearing " soul " upon the air of philosophy. In this, consciousness the entity becomes consciousness the function, one aspect of pure experience,...
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Fundamentals of Education

Boyd Henry Bode - Education - 1921 - 245 pages
...in truth, nothing but a pale and ghostly image of the soul; or as one critic expresses it, they are "a mere echo, the faint rumor left behind by the disappearing 'soul' upon the air of philosophy." Instead of a compromise that merely reduces the soul to an attenuated form called mental state, our...
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Communication Yearbook 4

Dan Nimmo - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1980 - 752 pages
...actual thing." Psychologists who believe in a substantive consciousness, James opined, were listening "to a mere echo, the faint rumor left behind by the disappearing 'soul'" (James, 1890, p. 47). Yet today psychologists still search for substantiveness, as in Julian Jaynes'...
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Theory of Knowledge: The 1913 Manuscript

Bertrand Russell - Philosophy - 1984 - 258 pages
...to a place among first principles. Those who still cling to it are clinging to a mere echo, the 10 faint rumor left behind by the disappearing "soul" upon the air of philosophy. For twenty years past2 I have mistrusted "consciousness" as an entity; for seven or eight years past...
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