Chapters on Man: With the Outlines of a Science of Comparative Psychology

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Trübner and Company, 1868 - 343 strán (strany)
 

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Strana 314 - Thus the consciousness of an Inscrutable Power manifested to us through all phenomena, has been growing ever clearer ; and must eventually be freed from its imperfections. The certainty that on the one hand such a Power exists, while on the other hand its nature transcends intuition and is beyond imagination, is the certainty towards which intelligence has from the first been progressing.
Strana 34 - For it is evident, we observe no footsteps in them, of making use of general signs for universal ideas; from which we have reason to imagine, that they have not the faculty of abstracting, or making general ideas, since they have no use of words, or any other general signs.
Strana 296 - There cannot be the slightest doubt in the world that the argument which applies to the improvement of the horse from an earlier stock, or of ape from ape, applies to the improvement of man from some simpler and lower stock than man.
Strana 297 - If a single cell, under appropriate conditions, becomes a man in the space of a few years ; there can surely be no difficulty in understanding how, under appropriate conditions, a cell may, in the course of untold millions of years, give origin to the human race.
Strana 314 - Over and over again it has been shown in various ways, that the deepest truths we can reach, are simply statements of the widest uniformities in our experience of the relations of Matter, Motion, and Force; and that Matter, Motion, and Force are ,but symbols of the Unknown Reality.
Strana 308 - If, then, this organic polarity can be possessed neither by the chemical units nor the morphological units, we must conceive it as possessed by certain intermediate units, which we may term physiological.
Strana 118 - Germans. They knew the arts of ploughing, of making roads, of building ships, of weaving and sewing, of erecting houses ; they had counted at least as far as one hundred. They had domesticated the most important animals, the cow, the horse, the sheep, the dog ; they were acquainted with the most useful metals, and armed with iron hatchets, whether for peaceful or warlike purposes.
Strana 79 - ... particular. In the animal it is always an individual knowledge, that is, a knowledge of individual facts; while in man it is often a knowledge which has relation to general truths or principles. From the facts stated in the last few paragraphs, it is clear that Carpenter is not correct in saying that "the mind of man differs from that of the lower animals rather as to the degree in which the reasoning faculties are developed in him, than by any thing peculiar in their kind.
Strana 39 - As in the case of Onomatopoieia, it cannot be denied that with interjections, too, some kind of language might have been formed; but not a language like that which we find in numerous varieties among all the races of men. One short interjection may be more powerful, more to the point, more eloquent than a long speech. In fact, interjections, together with gestures, the movements of the muscles of the mouth, and the eye, would be quite sufficient for all purposes which language answers with the majority...
Strana 277 - ... struck with the comparatively modern date to which some of the greatest revolutions in the physical geography of Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa must be referred. All the mountain chains, such as the Alps, Pyrenees, Carpathians, and Himalayas, into the composition of whose central and loftiest parts the nummulitic strata enter bodily, could have had no existence till after the Middle Eocene period.

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