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Introduction - Intellect - Mental Science's Divisions - Intellect's Divisions and Perceptions - The Understanding - The Reason - The Dynamics of the Intellect - Physical Feelings - Intellectual Feelings - Spiritual Feelings - Dynamics of Feelings - The Will - The Nervous System - Nervous System of Man - Executive Volition - Primary Volition, or Choice - Dynamics of the Will and the Mind - The Relations of the Systems Here Offered to Prevalent Forms of Philosophy - Index - Contents -

waking from syncope, it may become a most momentous conclusion.

Lesson 45 - 3. Number - p.183

3. The second regulative idea is that of number. This, like that of existence, is so simple and direct, so constantly merged in the very perception to which it is attached, as to have called forth little discussion, and made but slight claims for explanation on sensualistic schools of philosophy. Language also favors. this oversight. I see one apple, I hear several sounds, I feel three distinct points, are examples of familiar expressions. We cover directly by verbs of sensation, their objects and the numerical relations of those objects. Yet it is evident, that we do not see an object to be one. The numerical notion is brought to the mass of colors before us as one of the ways in which the mind may regard it. Indeed, the same object differently contemplated, yields a great variety of numerical relations, the sensations remaining exactly the same. It may present several colors, and while, therefore, we call it one in cohesive connection, we may separate it into a multiplicity of parts by diversity of shades, or by outstanding members, or by relative position. An object of regular outline and uniform color may still yield a plurality of parts through the unit of measurement we apply to its lines, angles, surfaces. The mind plays upon it with standards of its own, divides it with various linear and solid measurements, finds with each a diverse numerical expression, and terms it now one, now many, as suits the purposes of thought. All this is not a simple action of the senses; nor any more is it when the incipient step of the process is taken by roughly calling the whole one thing. The color is seen, the hardness is felt, the odor is smelt, and the sources of each are regarded as one object, or more than one, as the mind chances to contemplate it, bringing to it one or another of various combining ideas. There is no object of


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