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Página 188 - ... which is M. Comte's definition of " the most simple phenomena." Does it not indeed follow from the familiarly admitted fact, that mental advance is from the concrete to the abstract, from the particular to the general...
Página 11 - These good and bad results cannot be accidental, but must be necessary consequences of the constitution of things; and I conceive it to be the business of Moral Science to deduce, from the laws of life and the conditions of existence, what kinds of action necessarily tend to produce happiness, and what kinds to produce unhappiness. Having done this, its deductions are to be recognized as laws of conduct ; and are to be conformed to irrespective of a direct estimation of happiness or misery.
Página 348 - Prof. MICHAEL FOSTER, MD Protoplasm and the Cell Theory. H. CHARLTON BASTIAN, MD, FRS The Brain as an Organ of Mind. Prof. AC RAMSAY, LL.D., FRS Earth Sculpture : Hills, Valleys, Mountains, Plains, Rivers, Lakes ; how they were Produced, and how they have been Destroyed. Prof.
Página 344 - We can think of Matter only in terms of Mind. We can think of Mind only in terms of Matter. When we have pushed our explorations of the first to the uttermost limit, we are referred to the second for a final answer ; and when we have got the final answer of the second we are referred back to the first for an interpretation of it.
Página 349 - Prof. JAMES D. DANA, MA, LL.D. On Cephalization ; or, Head-Characters in the Gradation and Progress of Life. Prof. SW JOHNSON, MA. On the Nutrition of Plants. Prof. AUSTIN FLINT, Jr. MD The Nervous System and its Relation to the Bodily Functions. Prof.
Página 41 - like a stone ; ' for ' tall,' they would say ' long legs,' etc. ; and for ' round,' they said ' like a ball,'
Página 329 - Like changes are known to occur in some gaseous, non-metallic elements, as oxygen; and also in metallic elements, as antimony. These total changes of properties, brought about without any changes to be called chemical, are interpretable only as due to molecular rearrangements; and, by showing that difference of property is producible by difference of arrangement, they support the inference otherwise to be drawn, that the properties of different elements result from differences of arrangement arising...
Página 40 - These metaphors .... would become mere names handed down in the conversation of a family, understood perhaps by the grandfather, familiar to the father, but strange to the son, and misunderstood by the grandson.

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