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" I account for all such facts by calling this whole train of experiences unreal, a mental train. Mental fire is what won't burn real sticks; mental water is what won't necessarily (though of course it may) put out even a mental fire. Mental knives may... "
Essays in Radical Empiricism - Page 33
by William James - 1922 - 282 pages
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Psychological Review, Volume 15

James Mark Baldwin, James McKeen Cattell, Howard Crosby Warren, John Broadus Watson, Herbert Sidney Langfeld, Carroll Cornelius Pratt, Theodore Mead Newcomb - Psychology - 1908
...experience furnishes, viz., by the difference in behavior between the physical and the psychical. " Mental knives may be sharp, but they won't cut real...but their points won't wound. With ' real ' objects, on the contrary, consequences always accrue ; and thus the real experiences get sifted from the mental...
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Psychological Review, Volume 15

James Mark Baldwin, James McKeen Cattell, Howard Crosby Warren, John Broadus Watson, Herbert Sidney Langfeld, Carroll Cornelius Pratt, Theodore Mead Newcomb - Psychology - 1908
...experience furnishes, viz., by the difference in behavior between the physical and the psychical. " Mental knives may be sharp, but they won't cut real...but their points won't wound. With ' real ' objects, on the contrary, consequences always accrue ; and thus the real experiences get sifted from the mental...
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The Monist, Volume 24

Edward C. Hegeler - Philosophy - 1914
...the fact that the imagined fire and water are not causally operative like the "real" fire and water. "Mental fire is what won't burn real sticks; mental...knives may be sharp, but they won't cut real wood" (p. 33). "The central point of the pure-experience theory is that 'outer' and 'inner' are names for...
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The Foundations of Normal and Abnormal Psychology

Boris Sidis - Psychology - 1914 - 406 pages
...that will always put out fires . . . Menttl fire is what won't burn real sticks ; mental water is wha' won't necessarily (though of course it may) put out...even a mental fire. Mental knives may be sharp, but thev won't cut real wood . . ."In short, James himself strongly contrasts the two sets of experiences....
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Strife of Systems and Productive Duality: An Essay in Philosophy

Wilmon Henry Sheldon - Philosophy - 1918 - 534 pages
...I please. I call up water, and pour it on the fire, and absolutely no difference ensues. I account for all such facts by calling this whole train of...but their points won't wound. With ' real ' objects, on the contrary, consequences always accrue ..." (Essays in Radical Empiricism, pp. 32-33.) As Professor...
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The Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods

Philosophy - 1904
...I please. I call up water, and pour it on the fire, and absolutely no difference ensues. I account for all such facts by calling this whole train of...unreal, a mental train. Mental fire is what won't burn re;il sticks; mental water is what won't necessarily (though of course it may) put out even a mental...
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Theory of Knowledge: The 1913 Manuscript

Bertrand Russell - Philosophy - 1984 - 258 pages
...the fact that the imagined fire and water are not causally operative like the "real" fire and water. Mental fire is what won't burn real sticks; mental...knives may be sharp, but they won't cut real wood. (P. 33) 30 The central point of the pure-experience theory is that "outer" and "inner" are names for...
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Logic and Knowledge: Essays 1901-1950

Bertrand Russell - Philosophy - 1988 - 382 pages
...and water are not causally operative like the 'real' fire and water. 'Mental fire is what won't bum real sticks; mental water is what won't necessarily...knives may be sharp, but they won't cut real wood' [page 333. 'The central point of the pure-experience theory is that "outer" and "inner" are names for...
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Thinking in Henry James

Sharon Cameron - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 200 pages
...and objects, on the other, is that the former have no consequences, hence, he concludes, no reality: Mental fire is what won't burn real sticks; mental...but their points won't wound. With "real" objects, on the contrary, consequences always accrue. (17) "Does 'Consciousness' Exist?" concludes with one...
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Knowing and the Mystique of Logic and Rules: Including True Statements in ...

P. Naur - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1995 - 365 pages
...I please. I call up water, and pour it on the fire, and absolutely no difference ensues. I account for all such facts by calling this whole train of...what won't necessarily (though of course it may) put our even a mental fire. ... With 'real' objects, on the contrary, consequences always accrue; and thus...
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