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" I may venture to affirm of the rest of mankind that they are nothing but a bundle or collection of different perceptions, which succeed each other with an inconceivable rapidity, and are in a perpetual flux and movement. "
The Principles of Psychology - Page 351
by William James - 1890
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The Principles of Psychology, Volume 1

William James - Psychology - 1890 - 688 pages
...though I am certain there is no such principle in me. " But setting aside some metaphysicians of this kind, I may venture to affirm of the rest of mankind...in their sockets without varying our perceptions. Oar thought is still more variable than our sight; and all our other senses and faculties contribute...
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General Metaphysics

John Rickaby - Metaphysics - 1890 - 398 pages
...insensible of myself, and may be truly said not to exist. . . . Setting aside some metaphysicians, I may venture to affirm of the rest of mankind that...rapidity and are in a perpetual flux and movement. . . . There is properly no simplicity in the mind at one time, nor identity in different." Thus personality...
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Psychology

Michael Maher - Psychology - 1890 - 569 pages
...principles, the only ideas which can pretend to any validity are those derived from impressions: "I venture to affirm of the rest of mankind that they...rapidity and are in a perpetual flux and movement. The mind is a kind of theatre where several perceptions successively make their appearance. . . . There...
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A Treatise of Human Nature Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental ...

David Hume - Knowledge, Theory of - 1890 - 1037 pages
...himself; tho' I am certain there is no such principle in me. But setting aside some metaphysicians of this kind, I may venture to affirm of the rest of mankind, that they are .nothing -but a bundle or collection^fjIiBerent perceptions, which succeed^ each other with an inconceivable rapidity, and are...
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The American Journal of Psychology, Volume 4

Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener, Karl M. Dallenbach, Madison Bentley, Edwin Garrigues Boring, Margaret Floy Washburn - Psychology - 1892
...substance, nor cause and effect, nor personal identity. Mankind he regards as "nothing but a bundle of different perceptions, which succeed each other...rapidity, and are in a perpetual flux and movement." Between these different perceptions there is no real connection nor continuity, no underlying substance...
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The Philosophy of Hume: As Contained in Extracts from the First Book and the ...

David Hume - Knowledge, Theory of - 1893 - 176 pages
...though I am certain there is no such principle in me. But, setting aside some metaphysicians of this kind, I may venture to affirm of the rest of mankind,...rapidity and are in a perpetual flux and movement. The mind is a kind of theatre, where several perceptions successively make their appearance, pass,...
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The Riddle of the Universe: Being an Attempt to Determine the First ...

Edward Douglas Fawcett - Consciousness - 1893 - 440 pages
...insensible of myself, and may be truly said not to exist. . . . Setting aside some metaphysicians, I may venture to affirm of the rest of mankind, that...but a bundle or collection of different perceptions [presentations and ideas], which succeed each other with an inconceivable rapidity, and are in a perpetual...
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Friedrich Eduard Beneke, the Man and His Philosophy: An Introductory Study

Francis Burke Brandt - History - 1895 - 167 pages
...spiritual substance or soul. Individual experience, so far as it could be called individual, was to Hume " but a bundle or collection of different perceptions which succeed each other with inconceivable rapidity, and are in a perpetual flux and movement."4 With this conception of experience...
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The Principle of the Incarnation: With Especial Reference to the Relation ...

Henry Clark Powell - Incarnation - 1896 - 483 pages
...adds, "I am certain there is no such principle in me. But, setting aside some metaphysicians of this kind, I may venture to affirm of the rest of mankind,...rapidity, and are in a perpetual flux and movement." This is pretty plain speaking. But let us see what Hume's after-thoughts were on this subject. He wrote,...
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Hume, with Helps to the Study of Berkeley: Essays

Thomas Henry Huxley - Philosophy - 1896 - 319 pages
...though I am certain there is no such principle in me. " But setting aside some metaphysicians of this kind, I may venture to affirm of the rest of mankind,...collection of different perceptions, which succeed one another with an inconceivable rapidity, and are in a perpetual flux and movement . . . The mind...
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