The Scottish Philosophy: Biographical, Expository, Critical, from Hutcheson to Hamilton

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R. Carter, 1875 - 481 strán (strany)
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Strana 144 - What we call a mind is nothing but a heap or collection of different perceptions or objects united together by certain relations, and supposed, though falsely, to be endowed with perfect simplicity and identity.
Strana 264 - Be even cautious in displaying your good sense. It will be thought you assume a superiority over the rest of the company. — But if you happen to have any learning, keep it a profound secret, especially from the men, who generally look with a jealous and malignant eye on a woman of great parts, and a cultivated understanding.
Strana 27 - ... found themselves quickly at a stand, by the difficulties that rose on every side. After we had a while puzzled ourselves, without coming any nearer a resolution of those doubts which perplexed us, it came into my thoughts that we took a wrong course: and that before we set ourselves upon inquiries of that nature, it was necessary to examine our own abilities, and see what objects our understandings were, or were not, fitted to deal with.
Strana 454 - He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
Strana 114 - I passed through the ordinary course of education with success, and was seized very early with a passion for literature, which has been the ruling passion of my life, and the great source of my enjoyments. My studious disposition, my sobriety, and my industry, gave my family a notion that the law was a /proper profession for me ; but I found an unsurmountable aversion to every thing but the pursuits of philosophy and general learning ; and while they fancied I was poring upon Voet and Vinnius, Cicero...
Strana 118 - It began with an anxious search after arguments to confirm the common opinion : Doubts stole in, — dissipated, — returned, — were again dissipated, — returned again : And it was a perpetual struggle of a restless imagination against inclination, perhaps against reason.
Strana 134 - ALL THE perceptions of the human mind resolve themselves into two distinct kinds, which I shall call impressions and ideas. The difference betwixt these consists in the degrees of force and liveliness with which they strike upon the mind and make their way into our thought or consciousness.
Strana 16 - Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost its savour, wherewith shall it be salted ? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under foot of men.
Strana 143 - Why§ we attribute a continued existence to objects, even when they are not present to the senses ; and why we suppose them to have an existence distinct from the mind and perception?
Strana 140 - Tis only causation, which produces such a connexion, as to give us assurance from the existence or action of one object, that 'twas follow'd or preceded by any other existence or action...

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