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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 -


INDEX

 

A.

Abstraction, 153.

Actions as voluntary, 395; as conscious, 396.

Affections, 311; natural affections, 320; affections, 350.

Analysis, 153.

Animals, their powers, 295; tricks, 298; training, 298; language, 300; manner of judgment, 300; character, 301; sagacity, 302; feelings, 361; actions, 392.

Appetites, 317.

Association, subconscious facts, 43; memory, 133, 138, 175; laws, 172, 174; beauty, 240; power of mind, 291; animals, 301; feelings, 366.

Attention, what, 291; to more than one thing, 291.

Automatic action, 385, 395.

B.

Bain, Prof., imagination, 143, 144, 147; judgment, 162; existence, 181; space, 196; cause and effect, 210, 213; right, 228, 233; feelings, 314; nervous system, 383, 386; liberty, 412, 424.

Beauty as an idea, 240; feelings, 342.

Bentham, J., morals, 239.

Berkeley, Bishop, perception, 111.

Brain, relations to mind, 56; functions, 383; superiority in man, 387, 394.

Bridgman, Laura, 276.

C.

Carpenter, W. B., unconscious cerebration, 50, 53; brain, 388; will,

418, 423. Cause and effect, an idea, 209; nature of, 210, 218; growth of mind,

281; relation to liberty, 420, 421, 451. Cerebration, 49, 55. Chance and liberty, 411. Choice, 31, 346.

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Classification, 153, 157.

Conceivable imagination, 151; judgment, 170; infinite, 350.

Conception, 153; conceptionalist. 158.

Conditioned, law of, 214, 247.

Conscience, 231, 239; custom, 232; feelings, 347.

Consciousness, nature of, 20; truthfulness, 21; relation to intelligence, 69; to facts, 123; to judgments, 161; to existence, 181; as an idea, 201; to action, 396; to liberty, 411, 420.

Correlation of forces, 442.

D.

Darwin, imagination, 145; gemmules, 212.

Deduction, 283, 288.

Descartes, perception, 108, 111.

Desires, 323; classes, 325; relation to pleasure, 327; strength of, 328 dependent feelings, 329.

Dynamics of intellect, 268; of feelings, 355; of will, 425.

E.

Equilibrist, subconscious states, 41.

Esthetical feelings, 342.

Ethical feelings, 346.

Existence, an idea, 179.

Extension, a primary quality, 116.

External world, knowledge of, 112.

F.

Feelings, 306; distinctions, 307; divisions, 309; Physical Feelings, 312; general sensations, 313; special sensations, 315; appetites, 317; relation to pleasure, 319; natural affections, 320; Intellectual Feelings, 322; primary, 322; wit, humor, 325; desires, 323; secondary, 329; success, 329; failure, 332; Spiritual Feelings, 337; divisions, 338; nature, 338; truth, 339; beauty, 342; right, 346; obedience, 348; disobedience, 349; modifications, 350; diagram, 352; relation to action, 355; growth, 357; collective growth, 359; animal life, 361; relation to right, 362; laws, 363; mind as a whole, 426; pleasures, 430; restfulness, 431.

Ferrier, D., 64.

G.

Generalization, 153.

 

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H.

Habit, memory, 134.

Hamilton, Sir W., phrenology, 29; desires, 30; consciousness, S3; subconsciousness, 34, 38; mind always active, 73, 77; perception, 87, 94, 96, 100; qualities of matter, 110, 121; memory, 128; imagination, 143; judgment, 160, 161, 165; association, 172; consciousness, 204; causation, 214; infinite, 245, 247; logic, 285; emotions, 355; subconsciousness, 393; his system, 445, 455.

Hartley, association, 173.

Hickok, L., 259.

Hypnotism, 67.

I.

Idealism, 86; perception, 91; as a system, 447.

Ideas, regulative, 177; how arise, 178; what, 179; criteria, 254; character, 256; relation to inheritance, 260; to instinct, 261; grouped, 263; are these all? 263.

Imagination, 142; theories, 143; influence, 147; strength, 151; inconceivable, 151; condition of feeling, 367.

Induction, 283, 288.

Infinite, an idea, 243; in connection with space, 243; with time, 244; with God, 246; nature, 249.

Intellect, divisions, 79; dynamics, 268.

Intellection in morals, 227.

Intelligence and consciousness, 46.

Irritability, 321.

J.

Judgment, perception, 84, 102; a power, 153; processes included, 154; kinds, 164, 166, 169; inconceivable, 170; office, 171; association, 175.

K.

Kant, desires, 30; categories, 266; feelings, 806.

Knowledge relative, 114.

L.

Language and philosophy, 24, 27; perception, 95; animals, 301; relation to thought, 396.

Lewes, G. H., 45.

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Liberty, an idea, 221; what, 401; conditions, 402; strongest motive, 404; motives, 404; objections, 409; proof, 411; spontaneity, 417; proofs summarized, 421; causation, 451.

Life, what, 372; forms, 375.

Locke, 12; perception, 110; qualities of matter, 121.

Logic, 285.

M.

Mallock, W. H., 429.

Man contrasted with animal, 295.

Martineau, J., 420.

Materialism, 441.

Matter, primary and secondary qualities, 116; existence, 438.

Maudsley, Dr., 37; memory, 128.

Memory, subconscious states, 38; a power, 125; physical states, 127; theories, 128; association, 133, 138; relations, 134; qualities, 136; phases, 137; cultivation, 140.

Mental science, limits, 19, 71; difficulties. 22; aids, 27; divisions, 30.

Mesmerism, 67.

Mill, J. S., 285; causation, 210; right, 233; logic, 285; materialism, 444, 445.

Mind, relation to brain, 56; mastery, 59; constant activity, 72; growth, 269; power over itself, 290; relations to cerebrum, 396, 398; government, 428; nature, 430.

Minimum, visible, 40.

Mnemonics, 142.

Moral nature, 224; sentiments, 346.

Motives, 404; stern and weak, 405.

Muller, imagination, 144.

Murphy, J. J., intelligence and consciousness, 46, 204; consciousness, a feeling, 48.

Mystery, 450.

N.

Nervous system, 371; office, 372; parts, 373; forms, 375; in man, 378; offices, 381; modifications, 385.

Nominalism, 158.

Number, an idea, 183.

O.

Ontology, 453.

Order of development, 268, 426.

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P.

Perception, nature, 80; organs, 82; objects, 82; judgments, 84, 101, 104; statement of doctrine, 92; consciousness, 94; data, 97; not direct, 99; eye, 101, 103; ear, 104; importance, 107; history, 108; relation to philosophy, 113, 445.

Philosophy, advantages, 2; progress, 8; postulates, 13.

Phrenology, 29.

Plato, 158, 185.

Play and labor, 433.

Postulates, 13, 435.

Power of mind, 145, 436.

Q.

Quain's anatomy, 380.

Qualities of matter, 116.

R.

Realism, 158; as a system of philosophy, 435, 451, 453.

Reason, 176; what it gives, 179, 397.

Reasoning, 284; kinds, 286, 288.

Reid, 13; perception, 87.

Relation as an idea, 260.

Relativity of knowledge, 114.

Resemblance as an idea, 185; growth under, 279; science, 280.

Right as an idea, 224.

S.

Sagacity in animals, 302.

Science and resemblance, 280.

Sensations, 80; growth, 269; feelings, 312.

Sight, 101.

Sleep, 67.

Somnambulism, 67.

Space as an idea, 188.

Spencer, mind and brain, 63; judgment, 162; association, 173; space, 186, 191, 196, 198; time, 205; causation, 12; right, 238; infinite, 251; ideas objective, 257; inheritance, 260; dynamics, 268; feelings, 315; systems, 455.

Spinal cord, 378, 381.

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Spontaneity, 221, 419.

Subconsciousness, 34, 70.

Synthesis, 153.

Systems. 434; materialism, 441; Hamilton, 445; idealism, 447; realism, 450; arrangement, 453.

T.

Taine, M., 384.

Temperament, 426.

Time as an idea, 204.

Todd and Bowman, 382.

Training in animals, 299.

Truth as an idea, 224; feelings, 339.

U

Unconscious cerebration, 49, 55.

Understanding, 125.

Utility, 226.

V

Vertebrates, 387.

Vision, monocular, 106; stereoscopic, 106.

Vital action and volition, 392.

Volition, 31; divisions, 391, 400; executive, 391; primary, 400.

W.

Whitney, W. D., animals, 286.

Will, 369; control, 425.

 

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