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Página 254 - When we run over libraries, persuaded of these principles, what havoc must we make? If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or school metaphysics, for instance; let us ask, Does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number? No. Does it contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact and existence? No. Commit it then to the flames: For it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.
Página 276 - Therefore am I still A lover of the meadows and the woods, And mountains; and of all that we behold From this green earth; of all the mighty world Of eye and ear, both what they half create, And what perceive...
Página 20 - When I deny sensible things an existence out of the mind, I do not mean my mind in particular, but all minds. Now, it is plain they have an existence exterior to my mind ; since I find them by experience to be independent of it.
Página 447 - We here propose to do just what Copernicus did in attempting to explain the celestial movements. When he found that he could make no progress by assuming that all the heavenly bodies revolved round the spectator, he reversed the process, and tried the experiment of assuming that the spectator revolved, while the stars remained at rest.
Página 316 - That the unifying principle should distinguish itself from the manifold which it unifies, is indeed the condition of the unification; but it must not be supposed that the manifold has a nature of its own apart from the unifying principle, or this principle another nature of its own apart from what it does in relation to the manifold world. Apart from the unifying principle the manifold world would be nothing at all, and in its self-distinction from that world the unifying principle takes its character...
Página 563 - It may be briefly expressed in the phrase that morality is internal. The moral law, we may say, has to be expressed in the form, "be this," not in the form,
Página 169 - ... implies the action of a subject which thinks of its feelings, which distinguishes them from itself and can thus present them to itself as facts. Such action is as necessary to the original presentation of all that is recalled in perception as to the incorporation of what is recalled in the total fact perceived.
Página 321 - If there are reasons for holding that man, in respect of his animal nature, is descended from ' mere ' animals — animals in whom the functions of life and sense were not organic to the eternal or distinctively human consciousness, — this does not affect our conclusion in regard to the consciousness of which, as he now is, man is the subject; a conclusion founded on analysis of what he now is and does.
Página 78 - Life. There is no Excellent Beauty, that hath not some Strangenesse in the Proportion. A Man cannot tell, whether Apelles, or Albert Durer, were the more Trifler: Whereof the one would make a Personage by Geometricall Proportions : The other, by taking the best Parts out of divers Faces, to make one Excellent.

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