Mind, Volume 10

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George Croom Robertson, George Frederick Stout
Basil Blackwell, 1885 - Electronic journals
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A journal of philosophy covering epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of logic, and philosophy of mind.

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Page 43 - Consider what effects, that might conceivably have practical bearings, we conceive the object of our conception to have. Then, our conception of these effects is the whole of our conception of the object.
Page 94 - Where, not the person's own character, but the traditions or customs of other people are the rule of conduct, there is wanting one of the principal ingredients of human happiness, and quite the chief ingredient of individual and social progress.
Page 211 - It is quite compatible with the principle of utility to recognize the fact that some kinds of pleasure are more desirable and more valuable than others.
Page 461 - Davidson.— THE LOGIC OF DEFINITION, Explained and Applied. By WILLIAM L. DAVIDSON, MA Crown 8vo, 6s. Green (THOMAS HILL).— THE WORKS OF.
Page 440 - LOWEST 1. Secondary Passions; — Censoriousness, Vindictiveness, Suspiciousness. 2. Secondary Organic Propensions; — Love of Ease and Sensual Pleasure. 3. Primary Organic Propensions ; — Appetites. 4. Primary Animal Propension; — Spontaneous Activity (unselective). 5. Love of Gain (reflective derivative from Appetite). 6. Secondary Affections (sentimental indulgence of sympathetic feelings). 7. Primary Passions ; — Antipathy, Fear, Resentment.
Page 216 - ... of society. And therefore to have no restraint from, no regard to others in our behaviour, is the speculative absurdity of considering ourselves as single and independent, as having nothing in our nature which has respect to our fellow-creatures, reduced to action and practice. And this is the same absurdity, as to suppose a hand, or any part to have no natural respect to any other, or to the whole body.
Page 210 - It results from the preceding considerations, that there is in reality nothing desired except happiness. Whatever is desired otherwise than as a means to some end beyond itself, and ultimately to happiness, is desired as itself a part of happiness, and is not desired for itself until it has become so.
Page 43 - And the tangible fact at the root of all our thought-distinctions, however subtle, is that there is no one of them so fine as to consist in anything but a possible difference of practice.
Page 204 - We need not, however, rest satisfied with an induction from these instances yielded by the essential vital functions ; for it is an inevitable deduction from the hypothesis of Evolution, that races of sentient creatures could have come into existence under no other conditions.
Page 330 - How this metamorphosis takes place, how a force existing as motion, heat or light, can become a mode of consciousness — how it is possible for aerial vibrations to generate the sensation we call sound, or for the forces liberated by chemical changes in the brain to give rise to emotion, these are mysteries which it is Impossible to fathom.

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