Phrenology, Or, The Doctrine of the Mind: And of the Relations Between Its Manifestations and the Body

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Charles Knight, 1825 - Phrenology - 303 pages
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Page 201 - All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes, but the Lord weigheth the spirits ;" Prov. xvi. 2. " Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord
Page 280 - races of negroes make five the extent of their enumeration, that is, they count only as far as five by simple terms; all their numbers after five are compound, whereas ours are not so till we have passed the number ten ; while our terms, six, seven, &c., are simple, they say, five-one, fivetwo, five-three,
Page 25 - and organic constitution of the body are much altered, but the faculties of the mind do not suffer a proportionate change. In short, the doctrine of the temperaments as applied to the indication of determinate faculties is not more sure, nor better founded, than divination by the hands, feet, skin, hair, or ears. We however
Page 274 - I know a family, all the individuals of which distinguish only black and white; Dr. Unzer, of Altona, could not perceive green and blue; and at Vienna I saw a boy who was obliged to give up his trade of a tailor because he could not distinguish different colours. I have observed similar instances at
Page 217 - is not the case in respect to the intellectual faculties. According to many ancient philosophers all ideas are innate, and are only excited by the external senses. Since the time of Bacon and Locke, the greater number of philosophical systems rest upon the axiom of Aristotle: that all ideas enter the mind by means of the external senses.
Page 16 - Gall and I, therefore, have always declared, that we merely observe the affective and intellectual manifestations, and the organic conditions under which they take place; and that in using the word organs, we mean only the organic parts by means of which the faculties of, the mind become apparent, but not that these constitute the mind.
Page 292 - organ of language, which produces similar phenomena in regard to language or arbitrary signs, as the other intellectual faculties do in regard to external impressions. It makes us acquainted with arbitrary signs, remembers them, judges of their relations, and gives a disposition to indulge in all exercises connected with words. CHAPTER III. • > • • REFLECTIVE FACULTIES.
Page 275 - is situated in the middle of the arch of the eye-brow. Its greater development is proclaimed by a full and much arched eye-brow; this external sign, however, is less certain than when the arch is drawn outwards and upwards, so that its outer part is more elevated than the inner. (PI. xi. fig. 1. xxvi.)
Page 73 - speaks of one Moser, who was alienated on one side of his brain, and observed his madness with the other. One of Dr. Gall's friends, a physician, often complained that he could not think with the left side of his head; the right side was one inch higher than the left.
Page 58 - IN order to measure the extent of the brain and, as he imagined, the corresponding energy of the intellectual faculties, Camper drew a line touching the most prominent part of the forehead and the upper lip, and another from the orifice of the external ear to the end of the upper front teeth, and

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