A Search of Truth in the Science of the Human Mind: Part First

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S. Potter and Company, 1822 - Всего страниц: 566
Coming down to our own globe, we find our understandings posed by mysteries no less insoluble, in the wonderful process by which dead is converted into living matter, and in what the principle of life itself consists, in the inscrutable structure of our own minds, the mysterious ties by which they are connected to our bodies, the mode of their reciprocal action upon each other, the incomprehensible manner in which feeling, perception, thought and voluntary motion are accomplished. These and many other principles and operations of body and mind, are among the unsearchable arcana of nature, and great and sublime as would be our enjoyment did infinite wisdom think proper to unfold them to us, are, for the present, refused to our most eager curiosity, and perhaps the disclosure of them may be reserved to enhance and invigorate our happiness in a more exalted state of being. Let us not, however, from considering the limited nature of our faculties and the scantiness and imperfection of that knowledge which, with our best exertions, we are able to attain, be discouraged in pushing on, to the utmost extent of our time and opportunities, our philosophical investigations.--(PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved).

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