The Conservation of Energy: With an Appendix, Treating of the Vital and Mental Applications of the Doctrine

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D. Appleton and Company, 1880 - 236 pages
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Page 164 - Oh ! o'er the eye death most exerts his might, And hurls the spirit from her throne of light ! Sinks those blue orbs in that long last eclipse, But spares, as yet, the charm around her lips...
Page 216 - When, as in pure feeling — pleasure or pain — we change to the subject attitude from the object attitude, we have undergone a change not to be expressed by place ; the fact is not properly described by the transition from the external to the internal, for that is still a change in the region of the extended. The only adequate expression is a change of state : a change from the state of the extended cognition to a state of unextended cognition.
Page 200 - What is the nature of the difference between the living organism and a dead organism ? We can detect none, physical or chemical. All the physical and chemical forces withdrawn from the common fund of Nature, and embodied in the living organism, seem to be still embodied in the dead until little by little it is returned by decomposition. Yet the difference is immense, is inconceivably great. What is the nature of this difference expressed in the formula of material science ? What is it that is gone,...
Page 217 - I can find suitable to describe the vast, though familiar and easy, transition from the material or extended, to the immaterial or unextended side of the universe of being. When, therefore, we talk of incorporating mind with brain, we must be held as speaking under an important reserve or qualification. Asserting the union in the strongest manner, we must yet deprive it of the almost "invincible association of union in place. An extended organism is the condition of our passing into a state where...
Page 211 - From the ingress of a sensation, to the outgoing responses in action, the mental succession is not for an instant dissevered from a physical succession.
Page 234 - ... energy. It is this compliance with numerous and opposing conditions that obtains the most scanty justice in our appreciation of character. The unknown amount of painful suppression that a cautious thinker, a careful writer, or an artist of fine taste, has gone through, represents a great physico-mcntal expenditure.
Page 134 - Aristotle decides that there is no void, on such arguments as this:' — In a void there could be no difference of up and down; for as in nothing there are no differences, so there are none in a privation or negation...

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