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" ... a fact already known. Mystery is isolation, exception, or it may be apparent contradiction : the resolution of the mystery is found in assimilation, identity, fraternity. When all things are assimilated, so far as assimilation can go, so far as likeness... "
The Sentiment of Rationality - Page 71
by William James - 1905 - 48 pages
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Mind, Volume 4

Philosophy - 1879
...an other beside every item of its experience, that when the notion of an absolute datum which is all is presented to it, it goes through its usual procedure...enveloping the Being of its datum ; and as that leads to no issue on the further side, back recoils the thought in a circle towards its datum again. But...
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The Will to Believe: And Other Essays in Popular Philosophy

William James - Belief and doubt - 1896 - 332 pages
...is an equivalent for the world only so far as the world is simple, — the world meanwhile, whatevei simplicity it may harbor, being also a mightily complex...the further positive consideration of a nonentity envet oping the being of its datum ; and as that leads nowhere, back recoils the thought toward its...
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The Will to Believe: And Other Essays in Popular Philosophy

William James - Philosophy - 1896 - 332 pages
...solved, a mystery unriddled, when it can be shown to resemble something else ; to be an example o( a fact already known. Mystery is isolation, exception,...the further positive consideration of a nonentity envel' oping the being of its datum ; and as that leads nowhere, back recoils the thought toward its...
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The will to believe: and other essays in popular philosophy

William James - Philosophy - 1896 - 332 pages
...of an absolute datum is presented to it, it goes through its usual procedure and remains point-J ing at the void beyond, as if in that lay further matter...the further positive consideration of a nonentity envelf oping the being of its datum; and as that leads no\ where, back recoils the thought toward its...
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Collected Essays and Reviews

William James - Philosophy - 1920 - 516 pages
...an other beside every item of its experience, that when the notion of an absolute datum which is all is presented to it, it goes through its usual procedure...enveloping the Being of its datum ; and as that leads to no issue on the f ur' ther side, back recoils the thought in a circle towards its datum again. But...
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The Will to Believe: And Other Essays in Popular Philosophy

William James - Belief and doubt - 1921 - 332 pages
...not hold. Qur mind Js_sa. wedded to the' process of se.eiag.an the notian.jaŁ-an .absolute datum_ia .presented to it, it goes through its usual procedure...consideration of a nonentity enveloping the being of its datum ; jtnd as thafc where. back_rgcoi Is thp thought tnwarH its agpi" But there is no natural bridge between...
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William James: His Life and Thought

Gerald Eugene Myers - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 628 pages
...an other beside every item of its experience, that when the notion of an absolute datum which is all is presented to it, it goes through its usual procedure...the further positive consideration of a Nonentity beyond the Being of its datum. . . . But there is no logical identity, no natural bridge between nonentity...
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The Trial of Curiosity

Ross Posnock - Literary Criticism - 1991
...rationality? James says no. Contemplation does not end when mysteries and difficulties are resolved: "Our mind is so wedded to the process of seeing an...as if in that lay further matter for contemplation" (63). Embodying the nagging possibility of "non-entity," this void exhales "the blighting breath of...
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Transgressing Discourses: Communication and the Voice of Other

Michael Huspek, Gary P. Radford - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1997 - 423 pages
...Our mind is so welded to the process of seeing an other beside every datum of its experience, then when the notion of an absolute datum is presented...procedure and remains pointing at the void beyond, as it in that lay further matter for contemplation. In short, it spins for itself the further positive...
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The Pragmatic Mind: Explorations in the Psychology of Belief

Mark Bauerlein - Philosophy - 1997 - 134 pages
...an other beside every item of its experience, that when the notion of an absolute datum which is all is presented to it, it goes through its usual procedure...remains pointing at the void beyond, as if in that lay farther matter for contemplation" (p. 58). No datum can ever be absolute. Every experience has a concomitant...
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