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" In short, herein seems to lie the difference between idiots and madmen, that madmen put wrong ideas together, and so make wrong propositions, but argue and reason right from them; but idiots make very few or no propositions, and reason scarce * at all. "
Passages from the diary of a late physician - Page 31
by Samuel Warren - 1838
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: To which are Now First ..., Volume 1

John Locke - Knowledge, Theory of - 1828
...seems to lie the difference between idiots and madmen,, that madmen put wrong ideas together, and so make wrong propositions, but argue and reason right...few or no propositions, and reason scarce at all. 14. These, I think, are the first facul- Method, ties and operation" of the mind which it makes...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: With the Author's Last ..., Volume 1

John Locke - Knowledge, Theory of - 1828 - 590 pages
...seems to lie the difference between idiots and madmen, that madmen put wrong ideas together, and so make wrong propositions, but argue and reason right...few or no propositions, and reason scarce at all. 14. Method. — These, I think, are the first faculties and operations of the mind, which it makes...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 29

England - 1831
...of strong or weak minds — whether the ignorant or the highly cultivated, are most frequently the subjects of insanity. If we are disposed to listen...incorrectly, and be distinguished by their exercise of that power — when of unsound mind — their understanding retaining, even after such a shock, and...
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Affecting Scenes: Being Passages from the Diary of a Physician, Volume 1

Samuel Warren - 1831
...of insanity. If we are disposed to listen to a generally shrewd and intelligent writer [Dr. Munro, in his Philosophy of Human Nature"}, we are to understand,...incorrectly, and be distinguished by their exercise of that power when of unsound mind, — their understanding retaining, even after such a shock and revolution...
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Affecting Scenes: Being Passages from the Diary of a Physician, Volume 1

Samuel Warren - 1831
...and intelligent writer [Dr. Munro, in his Philosophy of Human jVatere"], we are to understand, mat " children and people of weak minds are never- subject...incorrectly, and be distinguished by their exercise of that power when of unsound mind, — their understanding retaining, even after such a shock and revolution...
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Affecting Scenes: Being Passages from the Diary of a Physician

Samuel Warren - Physicians - 1831 - 352 pages
...and 13), where he mentions the difference •' between idiots and madmen," and thus states the gum of his observations : " In short, herein seems to...of sound mind, continue to exercise that power, but incor. rectly, and be distinguished by their exercise of that power when of unsound mind, — their...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the English Ecclesiastical Courts ...

Joseph Phillimore, Jesse Addams, John Haggard, James Fergusson, Sir George Lee, Edward Duncan Ingraham, William Calverley Curteis - Divorce - 1831
...that madmen put wrong ideas together, and so make wrong propositions, but argue and reason rightly from them: but idiots make very few or no propositions, and reason scarce at all." (a) It may be assumed, that these authorities sufficiently fortify the Court's position, with respect...
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Affecting Scenes: Being Passages from the Diary of a Physician, Volume 1

Samuel Warren - Physicians - 1833
...and leaky, I am disposed to agree with the doctor in the main; and I ground my acquiescence, first.on the truth of Locke's distinction, laid down in his...incorrectly, and be distinguished by their exercise of that power when of unsound mind,—their understanding retaining, even after such a shock and revolution...
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The Infirmities of Genius, Volume 2

Richard Robert Madden - 1833
...idiots and madmen — that madmen put wrong ideas together, and so make wrong propositions ; while idiots make very few or no propositions, and reason scarce at all." "Mental aberration," says Dr. Conolly, "is the impairment of one or more of the faculties of the mind,...
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The infirmities of genius illustrated by referring the anomalies in the ...

Richard Robert Madden - Genius - 1833 - 292 pages
...between idiots and madmen — that madmen put wrong ideas together, and so make wrong propositions; while idiots make very few or no propositions, and reason scarce at all." "Mental aberration," says Dr. Conolly, "is the impairment of one or more of the faculties of the mind,...
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