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important discoveries; but when with licentious activity it links together objects,
otherwise discordant,by some sanciful similitude; it may indeed collect ornaments
for wit and poetry, but philosophy and truth recoil from its combinations. The want
Synonymous with the word idea, we shall sometimes use the words/en/ital
motion in contradistinétion to muscular motion. 8. The word perception includes
both the action of the organ of sense in consequence of the impact of external
... whether a pause succeeds it, or a new configuration immediately takes place.
Thus when a succession of moving objects are presented to our view, the ideas
of trumpets, horns, lords and ladies, trains and canopies, are configurations, VOL.
We shall therefore take for granted at present, that our recollection or imagination
of external objećts consists of a ... which were excited by those external objects,
at the time we became acquainted with them; and that our reflex ideas of the ...
... the stimulus of this pressure that excites the organ of touch into animal action,
which constitutes the perception of hardness and of figure: for in some minutes
the perception ceases, though the mechanical pressure of the object remains. - 3.
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Written by the grandfather of Charles Darwin, this book is a masterful treatise on the medical disorders and how to treat them. Primarily of interest to people who are interested in the period ... Read full review