An Introduction To The Study Of The Mind

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CHAPTER III. EXTRINSIC ACTION. 296. Having seen in what manner our ideas are originally acquired, and how the mind acts within itself; we have next to inquire more at length as to extrinsic action. 297. In estimating the influence...
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CHAPTER III. EXTRINSIC ACTION. 296. Having seen in what manner our ideas are originally acquired, and how the mind acts within itself; we have next to inquire more at length as to extrinsic action. 297. In estimating the influence of an idea or train, we should consider as to textit{places and things, whether it arises in the mind, for example, on the land or on the sea, in town or country, here or at the antipodes, in public or in private, alone or in company; and if in the latter, whether of persons known or unknown. On this depends whether any and what conversation may arise. 298. As there is nothing isolated in the creation there is nothing isolated in the mind. To think of one part of a familiar landscape is to recall the whole or perhaps any representation we may have seen of it. Every idea or object necessarily carries in its train other ideas. These sometimes strike the mind more than the principal idea. They are perhaps more agreeable or more familiar, or they are associated with more interesting circumstances. The sight of a picture " can recall to me the person whom it resembles, the artist who painted it, the friend who presented it to me, the room in which it was formerly hung, the series of portraits of which it then formed a part; and perhaps many circumstances and events that have been accidentally connected with it." 299. " The scenes of gaiety and unclouded cheerfulness in which our juvenile days glide away, leave on our minds impressions never to be effaced. How natural it is that in more advanced years we should revert to them with delight, and that the retrospect should excite a kind of reverential attachment to the spot to which memory so continually recurs," consecrated as it is " by the most delightful associations, by the remembrance of all th...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780554975405
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 8/20/2008
  • Pages: 156
  • Product dimensions: 9.69 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.33 (d)

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