Elements of Mental Philosophy, Embracing the Two Departments of the Intellect and the Sensibilities, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Harper & brothers., 1856 - Psychology
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Contents

Remarks on the beauty of forms The circle
44
Original or intrinsic beauty The circle
45
Of the beauty of straight and angular forms
46
Of square pyramidal and triangular forms
48
The variety of the sources of that beauty which is founded on forms illustrated from the different styles of architecture
49
Of the original or intrinsic beauty of colours
50
Further illustrations of the original beauty of colours
52
Of sounds considered as a source of beauty
54
Illustrations of the original beauty of sounds
55
Further instances of the original beauty of sounds
58
The permanency of musical power dependant on its being intrinsic
59
Of motion as an element of beauty
60
Explanations of the beauty of motion from Kaimes
61
Of a distinct sense or faculty of beauty
63
associated beauty 40 Associated beauty implies an antecedent or intrinsic beauty
64
Objects may become beautiful by association merely
65
Further illustrations of associated feelings
66
Instances of national associations
68
The sources of associated beauty coincident with those of human happiness
69
Of fitness considered as an element of associated beauty
70
Of utility as an element of associated beauty
71
Of proportion as an element of associated beauty
72
Relations of emotions of beauty to the fine arts
73
Differences of original susceptibility of this emotion
74
Objection to the doctrine of original beauty
75
Summary of views in regard to the beautiful
76
Of picturesque beauty
77
emotions of sublimity 53 Connexion between beauty and sublimity
78
The occasions of the emotions of sublimity various
79
Great extent or expansion an occasion of sublimity
80
Of depth in connexion with the sublime
81
Of colours in connexion with the sublime
82
Of sounds as furnishing an occasion of sublime emotions
83
Of motion in connexion with the sublime
84
Of moral worth in connexion with sublimity
85
Sublime objects have some elements of beauty
86
Emotions of grandeur
87
Considerations in proof of the original sublimity of objects
88
Influence of association on emotions of sublimity
89
Furtner illustrations of sublimity from association
90
Definition of taste and some of its characteristics
91
Distinguishable from mere quickness of feeling or sensibility
92
Instantaneousness of the decisions of taste
94
Of the permanency of beauty
95
General nature of emotions of the ludicrous
97
Of Hobbess account of the ludicrous
98
Of what is to be understood by wit
99
Of wit when employed in aggrandizing objects
101
Of the character and occasions of humour
102
Of the practical utility of feelings of the ludicrous
103
Emotions of cheerfulness joy and gladness
104
Emotions of surprise astonishment and wonder
105
Emotions of dissatisfaction displeasure and disgust
106
Emotions of diffidence modesty and shame
107
Emotions of regard reverence and adoration
108
PART FIRST NATURAL OR PATHEMATIC SENSIBILITIES NATURAL OK PATHEMATIC SENTIMENTS CLASS SECOND THE DESIRES
109
action Pagi 89 Of the prevalence of desire in this department of the mind Ill 90 The nature of desires known from consciousness
111
Of the place of desires in relation to other mental states
112
Of an exception to the foregoing statement
113
The desires characterized by comparative fixedness and perma nency
114
Desires always imply an object desired
115
The fulfilment of desires attended with enjoyment
116
Tendency to excite movement an attribute of desire
117
Classification of this part of the sensibilities
118
The principles based upon desire susceptible of a twofold opera tion
119
Of the nature of the instincts of brute animals
120
1j2 Instincts susceptible of slight modifications
122
Instances of instincts in the human mind
123
Further instances of instincts in men
125
Of the final cause or use of instincts
126
ClIAP HI APPETITES 100 Of the general nature and characteristics of the appetites
127
Of the prevalence and origin of appetites for intoxicating drugs
128
Of occasional desires for action and repose
129
Of the twofold operation and morality of the appetites
130
propensities 111 General remarks on the nature of the propensities
131
Of the twofold action of the principle of self preservation
132
Of curiosity or the desire of knowledge
133
Further illustrations of the principle of curiosity
134
Of the twofold operation and the morality of the principle of cu riosity
136
Imitativeness or the propensity to imitation
137
Practical results of the principle of imitation
138
Remarks on the subject of emulation
140
Emulation resolvable inlo the principle of imitativeness
141
Of the natural desire of esteem
143
Of ihe desire of esteem as a rule of conduct
145
Of acquisitiveness or the desire of possession
146
Of perversions of the possessory desire
148
Facts in proof of the natural desire of power
149
Of the moral character of the desire of power
150
Veracity or the propensity to utter the truth
151
Of the twofold action of the propensity to truth
152
Propensity of selflove or the desire of happiness
153
Of selfishness as distinguished from self love
154
Modifications of selfishness pride vanity and arrogance
155
Reference to the opinions of philosophical writers
156
propensities continued sociality or the desire of SOCIETY 135 The principle of sociality original in the human mind
157
The principle of sociality not selfish
158
Reference to the doctrine of Hobbes on this subject
159
The doctrine of an original principle of sociality supported by the view that it is necessary to man in his actual situation
160
Of this principle as it exists in the lower animals
161
The existence of the principle shown from the conduct of chil dren and youth
162
The same shown from the facts of later life
163
The social principle exists in the enemies of society
164
Proofs of the natural desire of society from the confessions and conduct of those who have been deprived of it
165
Further proofs and illustrations of the natural origin of the prin ciple of sociality
166
Other illustrations of a similar kind
168
Other instances in illustration of the same subject
169
The subject illustrated from experiments in prison discipline
170
Relation of ihe social principle to civil society
172
Of the form of desire denominated hope
173
the malevolent affections 174 175 176 170 177 151 Of the comparative rank of the affections
174
Of the complex nature of the affections
175
Of resentment or anger 154 Illustrations of instinctive resentment
176
the benevolent affections 165 Of the nature of love or benevolence in general
188
Love in its various forms characterized by a twofold action
189
Illustrations of the strength of the parental affection
191
Of the filial affection
192
The filial affection original or implanted
193
Illustrations of the filial affection
194
Of the nature of the fraternal affection
196
Of the utility of the domestic affections
197
Of the moral character of the domestic affections and of the be nevolent affections generally
198
Of the moral character of the voluntary exercise of the benevolent affections
199
Of the connexion between benevolence and rectitude
200
Of humanity or the love of the human race
202
Further proofs in support of the doctrine of an innate humanity or love for the human race
203
Proofs of a humane or philanthropic principle from the existence of benevolent institutions
205
Other remarks in proof of the same doctrine
207
Objection from the contests and wars among mankind
209
The objection drawn from wars further considered
211
Illustration of the statements of the foregoing section
212
Of patriotism or love of country
213
Of the affection of friendship
214
Of the affection of pity or sympathy
216
Of the moral character of pity
217
Of the affection of gratitude
218
Man created originally with the principle of love to God
220
That man was originally created with a principle of love to God further shown from the Scriptures
221
Further proofs that man was thus created
223
Illustration of the results of the principle of love to God from the character and life of the Saviour
225
The absence of this principle attended with an excessive and sin ful action of other principles
226
Further illustrations of the results of the absence of this principle
228
Views of President Edwards on the subject of human depravity
230
General remarks on the nature of habit
197
Of habits in connexion with the appetites
198
Of habits in connexion with the propensities
199
Of habits in connexion with the affections
200
Of the origin of secondary active principles
201
Objection to these views in respect to habit
202
Explanation of the abovementioned cases
203
Further illustrations of the foregoing instances
204
The objection to the extent of the law of habit
205
ther considered
242
The objection noticed in connexion with the malevolent affections
243
PART SECOND THE MOKAL SENSIBILITIES OK CONSCIENCE MORAL OR CONSCIENTIOUS SENTIMENTS CLASS FIRST EMOTIONS OF ...
245
proofs of a moral nature Bection Page 207 Reference to the general division
247
Proof of a moral nature from consciousness
248
Proofs of a moral nature from the manner of our intercourse with our fellowmen
250
Proofs of a moral nature from the terms used in different languages
251
Proofs from the operation of the passions of anger and gratitude
252
Proofs of a moral nature from feelings of remorse
253
Evidence of a moral nature from the ideas of merit and demerit reward and punishment
254
Proofs from the uniformity of law
255
Evidences of a moral nature even among Savage nations
258
Further remarks on the morality of Savage tribes
259
The existence of civil or political society implies a moral nature
260
A moral nature implied in the motives of human conduct which are recognised in historical works
261
Evidence of a moral nature from Scripture
262
Concluding remarks on the general fact of a moral nature
263
emotions of moral approval and disapproval 223 Classification of the moral sensibilities
264
Nature of the moral emotions of approval and disapproval
265
Of the place or position mentally considered of the emotions of approval and disapproval
266
Changes in the moral emotions take place in accordance with changes in the antecedent perceptions
267
Of objects of moral approval and disapproval
268
Of the original ground or basis of moral approbation and disappro bation
269
Emotions of moral approval are called forth in connexion with the existence of right or rectitude in the things approved of
271
Section Pago 230 Of the doctrine which confounds reasoning and conscience
272
Of the close connexion between conscience and reasoning
273
Illustration of the preceding section
274
Further illustrations of the same subject
275
Remarks upon the case stated in the foregoing section
276
Of the training or education of the conscience
277
Of guilt when a person acts conscientiously
278
Illustrations of the statements of the preceding section from the case of the Apostle Paul
279
nature of moral beauty 238 Of the origin of emotions of moral beauty
280
Of the origin and import of the phrase moral deformity
281
Of the correspondence between the degrees of moral beauty and the quickness or liveliness of the moral sensibilities
282
Of the perception of moral beauty considered as a source of hap piness
283
Of the moral beauty of the character of the Supreme Being
284
nature of moral sublimity 243 Remarks in explanation of the moral sublime
286
Instances and illustrations of the moral sublime
287
The moral sublime involves the morally beautiful
288
A degree of moral sublime in acts of strict and undeviating integ rity or justice
289
Other instances of the sublimity of justice
290
Of the moral sublimity of great benevolent undertakings
292
The spirit of forgiveness in some cases sublime
293
PART SECOND THE MORAL SENSIBILITIES OR CONSCIENCE MORAL OR CONSCIENTIOUS SENTIMENTS CLASS SECOND FEELINGS O...
295
existence of obligatory feelings Section Page 251 Feelings of moral obligation distinct from feelings of moral ap proval and disapproval
297
Further proof from the conduct of men
298
Further proof from language and literature
299
Further proof from the necessity of these feelings
300
nature of obligatory feelings 256 Feelings of obligation simple and not susceptible of definition
302
Of their authoritative and enforcing nature
303
Feelings of obligation differ from those of mere approval and dis approval
304
Feelings of obligation have particular reference to the future
305
Feelings of obligation differ from desires
306
Of diversities in moral judgment in connexion with differences
313
Influence of early associations on moral judgments
319
Of the existence of a moral nature in connexion with public rob
325
Of the origin of the ideas or abstract conceptions of right and wrong
331
The immutability of moral distinctions shown secondly from
337
Shown in the fifth place from the deportment and conduct
344
Of the proofs of this doctrine from the appeals which are made
351
Of the discouragements attending a process ot moral instruction
357
Further views on the influence of moral habits
363
disordered and alienated action op the appetites
369
Disordered action of imitativeness or the principle of imitation
376
sympathetic imitation
382
Other instances of this species of imitation
388
Section Flga
392
Disordered action of the passion of fear
399
Of moral accountability in cases of natural or congenital moral
406
Casual association in connexion with objects and places
413
oral signs or speech
431
characteristics of languages
459

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