Plato, and the Other Companions of Sokrates, Volume 3

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J. Murray, 1888 - Philosophy, Ancient
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Page 123 - deluded to think it can and doth conceive bodies existing unthought of or without the mind, though at the same time they are apprehended by or exist in itself." Berkeley, Principles of Human Knowledge, sect, xxiii. p. 34, ed. of Berkeley's Works, 1820. The same argument is enforced in Berkeley's First Dialogue between
Page 43 - The relation in which rules of Art stand to doctrines of Science may be thus characterised. The Art proposes to itself an end to be attained, defines the end, and hands it over to the Science. The Science receives it, considers it as a phenomenon or effect to be studied, and
Page 123 - But, say you, surely there is nothing easier than to imagine trees, for instance, in a park, or books existing in a closet, and nobody by to perceive them. I answer, you may
Page 123 - manifest repugnancy. When we do our utmost to conceive the existence of external bodies, we are all the while only contemplating our own ideas. But the mind, taking no notice of itself,
Page 124 - A second characteristic of Consciousness is, that it is only possible in the form of a relation. There must be a Subject or person conscious, and an Object or thing of which he is conscious. There can be no consciousness without the union of these two factors ; and in that
Page 156 - depends, for its existence, on the relation between the object and the percipient mind : and the only difference between the two cases is, that, in the one, this relation is the local and temporary effect of conventional habits : in the other, it is the universal and the unchangeable work of nature.
Page 295 - can as much unmake this conception as I can any other : no conception which I have once had, can I ever dismiss by mere volition : but what some of the laws of my nature have produced, other laws, or those same laws in other circumstances, may, and often do, subsequently efface.
Page 132 - all others, it follows that there are ultimate laws of colour . . The ideal limit therefore of the explanation of natural phenomena would be to show that each distinguishable variety of our sensations or other states of consciousness has only one sort of cause " (System of Logic, Book iii. ch. 14, s. 2.)
Page 123 - and at the same time omitting to frame the idea of any one that may perceive them? But do not you yourself perceive or think of
Page 123 - you may so—there is no difficulty in it. But what is all this, more than framing in your mind certain ideas which you call books and

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