Biological Aspects of Human Problems

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Macmillan, 1911 - Počet stran: 344
 

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Strana 26 - It is quite certain that we cannot become sufficiently acquainted with organized creatures and their hidden potentialities by aid of purely mechanical natural principles, much less can we explain them; and this is so certain, that we may boldly assert that it is absurd for man even to conceive such an idea, or to hope that a Newton may one day arise even to make the production of a blade of grass comprehensible, according to natural laws ordained by no intention ;such an insight we must absolutely...
Strana 78 - If these positions are well based, it follows that our mental conditions are simply the symbols in consciousness of the changes which take place automatically in the organism ; and that, to take an extreme illustration, the feeling we call volition is not the cause of a voluntary act, but the symbol of that state of the brain which is the immediate cause of that act.
Strana 268 - ... of their country, or in derision of those that had been cowards; the former they declared happy and glorified ; the life of the latter they described as most miserable and abject. There were also vaunts of what they would do and boasts of what they had done, varying with the various ages; as, for example, they had three choirs in their solemn festivals, the first...
Strana 189 - The preservation of the species was a point of such necessity, that Nature has secured it at all hazards by immensely overloading the passion, at the risk of perpetual crime and disorder.
Strana 269 - There were also vaunts of what they would do, and boasts of what they had done, varying with the various ages, as, for example, they had three choirs in their solemn festivals, the first of the old men, the second of the young men, and the last of the children; the old men began thus: — " We once were young, and brave, and strong; " the young men answered them, singing : —
Strana 69 - ... and sometimes of material facts. A feeling of chill made a man run ; strictly speaking, the nervous disturbance which coexisted with that feeling of chill made him run, if we want to talk about material facts ; or the feeling of chill produced the form of sub-consciousness which coexists with the motion of legs, if we want to talk about mental facts When, therefore, we ask: "What is the physical link between the ingoing message from chilled skin and the outgoing message which moves the leg?"...

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