Philosophical Studies

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Macmillan and Company, Limited, 1905 - Ethics - 355 pages

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Page 267 - The skill of making and maintaining commonwealths, consisteth in certain rules, as doth arithmetic and geometry; not, as tennis-play, on practice only...
Page 206 - The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.
Page 219 - ... an potius non essem nisi essem in te, ex quo omnia, per quem omnia, in quo omnia?
Page 118 - Insane conditions have this advantage, that they isolate special factors of the mental life, and enable us to inspect them unmasked by their more usual surroundings. They play the part in mental anatomy which the scalpel and the microscope play in the anatomy of the body.
Page 184 - And feeling and will must also be transmuted in this whole, into which thought has entered. Such a whole state would possess in a superior form that immediacy which we find (more or less) in feeling ; and in this whole all divisions would be healed up. It would be experience entire, containing all elements in harmony.
Page 267 - It thus appeared, that both Macaulay and my father were wrong ; the one in assimilating the method of philosophizing in politics to the purely experimental method of chemistry ; while the other, though right in adopting a deductive method, had made a wrong selection of one, having taken as the type of deduction, not the appropriate process, that of the deductive branches of natural philosophy, but the inappropriate one of pure geometry...
Page 309 - Ever? no — for since our dying race began, Ever, ever, and for ever was the leading light of man. Those that in barbarian burials kill'd the slave, and slew the wife, Felt within themselves the sacred passion of the second life.
Page 140 - Yet the acknowledgment so explicitly made, has not prevented one set of writers from continuing to represent the syllogism as the correct analysis of what the mind actually performs in discovering and proving the larger half of the truths, whether of science or of daily life, which we believe: while those who have avoided this inconsistency, and followed out the general theorem respecting the logical value of the syllogism...
Page 210 - In whatever light things may then appear to us, they seem more utterly what they are, more ' utterly utter ' than when we are sober. This goes to a fully unutterable extreme in the nitrous oxide intoxication, in which a man's very soul will sweat with conviction, and he be all the while unable to tell...
Page 21 - I have tried to show that one form of idealism is quite compatible with that materialistic monism which is now-a-days the working hypothesis of every scientific explorer in every department, whatever other beliefs or denials he may, more or less explicitly and more or less consistently, superadd.

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