The Psychology of Thinking

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Macmillan, 1909 - 303 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 67 - When a resolve or a fine glow of feeling is allowed to evaporate without bearing practical fruit, it is worse than a chance lost: it works so as positively to hinder future resolutions and emotions from taking the normal path of discharge. There is no more contemptible type of human character than that of the nerveless sentimentalist and dreamer, who spends his life in a weltering sea of sensibil ity, but never does a concrete manly deed.
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Σελίδα 67 - ... grows" to their use. When a resolve or a fine glow of feeling is allowed to evaporate without bearing practical fruit it is worse than a chance lost; it works so as positively to hinder future resolutions and emotions from taking the normal path of discharge. There is no more contemptible type of human character than that of the nerveless sentimentalist and dreamer, who spends his life in a weltering sea of sensibility and emotion, but who never does a manly concrete deed.
Σελίδα 136 - The area of a parallelogram is equal to the product of its base and its height: A = bx h.
Σελίδα 121 - I see by little and little more of what is to be done, and how it is to be done, should I ever be able to do it.
Σελίδα viii - ... the growth in control over the forces of the world and of life that comes through the development and perfection of the higher psychical processes designated under the head of thinking.
Σελίδα vii - ... vraisemblance le critérium pragmatiste en un sens très large. (1) Compte rendu des Riddles of the Sphinx, par \VB Pitkin, Journal of Philosophy, vol. VIII, n° 11 (25 mai 1911). (2) Humanism, ch. VIII, p. 143. Cf. encore la façon dont JE Miller caractérise le « point de vue biologique » : « Life is not thought of as reduced to its lowest physical terms, but as inclusive of everything that makes life worth living ». (The Psychology of Thinking, p. VII). (3) V. son article Evolution and...
Σελίδα 149 - If these things are so, we delude ourselves when we think of such a thing as training children to think apart from the process of building up a body of knowledge. Again, there may be subjects of study which we feel are valuable because of the fact that they are specially adapted to the training of the child to think. But if the stock of ideas in which this subject deals is one which will seldom or never be drawn upon in his thinking in any other connection than as a subject of study, of what value...
Σελίδα 197 - Again it is obvious that even if it were possible to perceive by the senses that the sum of the angles of a triangle is equal to two right angles, we...
Σελίδα 253 - If the numerator and the denominator of a fraction are divided by the same number, the value of the fraction is not changed..

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