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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 -

Sensations are also three-fold in their relations to enjoyments. From the midway ground of indifference, they pass into pain and pleasure. Their double office is here again very obvious. They are means of independent gratification as well as of guidance. They are sources of abundant physical pleasure, and find a primary purpose in this their direct character as feelings. In this connection, they act more immediately on the executive powers, stimulating the effort necessary for their gratification, and checking any movement that gives rise to pain. Sensations then, are in a double sense stimulative by their direct character as feelings, by their indicative character, revealing to the intellect the nature of the objects about it. It is, however, in the first aspect alone, that they can be divided, as feelings, into the three classes, stimulative, indicative and repressive. Those sensations are chiefly indicative which, in reference to pleasure or pain, are indifferent. Things inimical, determined chiefly by the eye and ear, are recognized in part by touch, and sometimes by taste and odor. This discriminative use of the senses is an acquired one, and lies apart from the purpose which they subserve with all as avenues of enjoyment. Thus their perceptive and sensitive uses show a tendency to separation and mutual exclusion.

Lesson 71 - 4. Appetites Purposes subserved by sensations - p.317

4. A third distinct class of sensations are the appetites. These are closely united to those indicative feelings which declare the condition of an organ. They differ from these only in being more special, returning with regularity, and performing a constant and fixed service in the animal economy. The appetites are specialized and regularly returning physical feelings demanding a specific act of gratification. Both in the special senses and appetites, there are a definiteness and constancy of purpose, not found in general action, as well as a source of ever returning pleasure, almost independent of effort. While the senses are specialized to

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