Greek Theories of Elementary Cognition from Alcmaeon to Aristotle

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Clarendon Press, 1906 - Philosophy, Ancient - 354 pages

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Page 332 - the King to his enemies ; the thought of that brought in the thought of the delivering up of Christ ; and that again the thought of the thirty pence, which was the price of that treason ; and thence easily followed that malicious question ; and all this in a moment of time ; for thought is quick.
Page 193 - And, indeed, hard and soft are names that we give to things only in relation to the constitutions of our own bodies ; that being generally called hard by us, which will put us to pain sooner than change figure by the pressure of any part of our bodies ; and that, on the contrary,
Page 319 - Poetry implies either a happy gift of nature or a strain of madness. In the one case a man can take the mould of any character ; in the other he is lifted out of his proper self
Page 46 - War' nicht das Auge sonnenhaft, Wie könnten wir das Licht erblicken ? Lebt' nicht in uns des Gottes eigne Kraft, Wie könnt' uns Göttliches entzücken ?
Page 308 - object is removed, or the eye shut, we still retain an image of the thing seen, though more obscure than when we see it
Page 319 - Dryden : Great wits are sure to madness near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide.
Page 285 - For no man in his perfect senses comes under the influence of a genuine prophetic inspiration. Sense and intelligence are often required to interpret prophecies, and to determine what is meant by dreams, or signs, or prognostics of other kinds : but such revelations are received by men destitute of sense
Page 54 - all things are being created and destroyed, coming into being, and passing into new forms ; nor can any name fix or detain them ; he who attempts to fix them is easily refuted; and
Page 54 - not as having any absolute existence, but as being all of them, of whatever kind, generated by motion in their intercourse with one another ; for of the agent and patient, as existing in separation, no trustworthy conception
Page 308 - and, as we see in the water, though the wind cease the waves give not over rolling for a long

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