The Improvement of the Mind (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Hickling, Swan and Brown, 1855 - Self-culture - 234 pages
0 Reviews

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Related books

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 94 - What shall we say then ? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound ? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein...
Page 146 - Who sees with equal eye, as God of all, A hero perish, or a sparrow fall, Atoms or systems into ruin hurl'd, And now a bubble burst, and now a world.
Page 195 - Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona; for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father who is in heaven.
Page 58 - General observations drawn from particulars are the jewels of knowledge, comprehending great store in a little room ; but they are therefore to be made with the greater care and caution, lest, if we take counterfeit for true, our loss and shame be the greater when our stock comes to a severe scrutiny.
Page 194 - My Lord and my God. Jesus saith to Him : Because thou hast seen Me, Thomas, thou hast believed ; blessed are they who have not seen, and have believed.
Page 34 - My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee, so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding ; if thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures ; then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.
Page 104 - As you may sometimes raise inquiries for your own instruction and improvement, and draw out the learning, wisdom, and fine sentiments of your friends, who perhaps may be too reserved or modest ; so at other times, if you perceive a person unskilful in the matter of debate, you may, by questions aptly proposed in the Socratic method, lead him into a clearer knowledge of the subject : then you become his instructor, in such a manner as may not appear to make yourself his superior. 11. Take heed of...
Page 47 - Though observation and instruction, reading, and conversation, may furnish us with many ideas of men and things, yet it is our own meditation, and the labour of our own thoughts, that must form our judgment of things.
Page 120 - He allows that — the master of a family using proper rewards and gentle punishments towards his children, teaches them goodness, and by this help instructs them in a virtue which afterwards they practise upon other grounds, • and without thinking of a penalty or a bribe : and this, says he, is what we call a liberal education and a liberal service.
Page 105 - Banish utterly out of all conversation, and especially out of all learned and intellectual conference, every thing, that tends to provoke passion, or raise a fire it the blood.

References from web pages

Such a course of study is now available in "Logic, or the Right Use of Reason" by Isaac Watts and it’s sequel, "The Improvement of the Mind" by the same ... LOGIC%20COURSE.htm

Isaac Watts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
[7] The Logic was followed in 1741 by a supplement, The Improvement of the Mind, which itself went through numerous editions and later inspired Michael ... wiki/ Isaac_Watts

Young Ladies Union Society Records
Society members also resolved to improve their minds as they sewed, and over the years they experimented with reading aloud The Improvement of the Mind by ... Webguides/ D/ Danbury.html

Lucia Dacome - Noting the Mind: Commonplace Books and the Pursuit ...
Isaac Watts, The Improvement of the Mind: Or, a Supplement to the Art of Logick (London, 1741), 1–2. 61. Ibid., 240–41. 62. Ibid., 241. ... journals/ journal_of_the_history_of_ideas/ v065/ 65.4dacome.html

Reason, Conduct, and Revelation in the Educational Theory of Locke ...
In such manner Watts’ supplement, The Improvement of the Mind, became a. work on self-education and on the education of others. Still another work, the Dis- ... doi/ pdf/ 10.1111/ j.1741-5446.1976.tb00746.x

JSTOR: Some Psychological Processes in the Development of the ...
I. Watts, The Improvement of the Mind (London: Thomas Kelly, 1819). 19. lp Williams, Michael Faraday. A Biography (London: Chapman & Hall, 1965) p. 27. 20. ... sici?sici=0024-094X(198322)16%3A3%3C217%3ASPPITD%3E2.0.CO%3B2-4

Michael Faraday: Electricity
... read many books, including Isaac Watts' The Improvement of the Mind, the principles and suggestions contained therein he enthusiastically implemented. ... info/ michael-faraday--electricity.html

John Locke Bibliography -- Chapter 3, Philosophy -- 1715-1750
The improvement of the mind: or, A supplement to The art of logick: containing a variety of remarks and rules for the attainment and communication of useful ... tas/ locke/ ch3-18c.html

Of the Conduct of the Understanding
Of the Conduct. of the Understanding. by John Locke. Edited with General Introduction, Historical and. Philosophical Notes and Critical Apparatus ... ir/ repub/ asset/ 11839/ Locke_-_Of_the_Conduct_of_the_Understanding.pdf

Swift and linguistics: The context behind Lagado and around the ...
The Improvement of the Mind: Or, A Supplement to the Art of Logick,. 2 vols. (1803), II, 24. Johnson used the 8th. edition of 1745; first published in 1741. ... index/ U474669V01345015.pdf

Bibliographic information