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Understanding—Notions Particular and General

Elements of which Notions are constituted.

Contingent Elements—Necessary Elements-Substance and

Cause the fundamental elements of all Notions-Evolution of

these Laws not Arbitrary-Time and Space.

Errors of Kant.

1. In respect to the relation of Phenomena and Noumena to

Time and Space-2. Relation of the Ideas of Time and Space to
Phenomena-II. Identity and Diversity, Resemblance and Dif-

ference-III. The idea of a Whole, as including its Parts, or
Parts in reference to the Whole.

Kant's Anatomy of Pure Reason.

IV. The Category of Quantity-The Category of Quantity dis-
tinct from that previously considered—V. Of Quality-VI. Of
Relation--VII. ‘Of Modality–VIII. The Idea of Law-Concep-
‘tions as distinguished from Notions—A Fact often attending

Perception-Mistake of Mr. Stewart--Notions and Conceptions
characterized as complete or incomplete, true or false-Mistake

of Coleridge in respect to the Understanding....................75

Abstraction--Abstract Notions, what, and how formed ?--General

Notions, how formed.

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of Powers of Memory, as developed in different Individuals--
Philosophic Memory-Local Memory-Artificial Memory.

Miscellaneous Topics.
A ready and retentive Memory—The vast and diverse Power of

Memory possessed by different Individuals--Improvement of

Memory- Memory of the Aged-Duration of Memory.........116

Definitions of distinguished Philosophers-Objections to the above

Definitions-Another definition proposed - Imagination and

Fancy distinguished—Another Definition of the term Fancy.

Imagination and Fancy Elucidated.

Preliminary Remarks-Elucidation.

Characteristics of the Creations of the Imagination.

1. Elements of Diverse Scenes blended into one Whole-

2. Blending the Diverse-3. Blending Opposites—4. Blending
things in their Nature alike-5. Combining Numbers into Unity,

and dissolving and separating Unity into Number—6. Adding

to, or abstracting some Quality from, an Object-7. Blending

with external objects the Feelings which they excite in us-

8. Abstracting certain Characteristics of Objects, and blending

them into Harmony with some leading Idea-9. Throwing the

fleeting Thoughts, Sentiments, and Feelings, of our past Exist-

ence, into one beautiful Conception.

Remarks on the preceding Analysis.

Remark of Coleridge.

Creations of the Imagination, why not always Fictions.

Sphere of the Imagination not confined to Poetry-Law of Taste

relative to the Action of the Imagination.

Imagination the organ of Ideals.

Idea defined--Ideal defined--Ideals, Particular and General-

Ideals not confined to Ideas of the Beautiful, the Grand, and the

Sublime-Ideals not fixed and changeless, like Ideas- Ideals the
Foundation of Mental Progress—Ideals in the Divine and Hu-

man Intelligence.

Action of the Judgment relative to that of the Imagination.

Taste defined-Productions of the Imagination when not regu-

lated by correct Judgment or good Taste.

Productions in which the action of the Fancy or Imagination is most con-


Combinations of Thought denominated Wit, as distinguished from those

resulting from the proper action of the Imagination or Fancy.


Reason defined - Coleridge's Characteristics of Reason as distin-

guished from the Understanding.

Secondary Ideas of ReasonIdea of Right and Wrong.

This Idea exists in all Minds in which Reason is developed

Idea of Right and Wrong necessary— Ideas dependent on that

of Right and Wrong, &c.--Chronological Antecedent to the

Idea of Right and Wrong, &c.

Idea of Fitness.

This Idea synonymous with Right and Wrong, &c.

Idea of the Useful, or the Good.

The Summum Bonum.

Relations of the Ideas of Right and Wrong and of the Useful

to each other.

This purely a Psychological Question-Nature of Virtue-

Happiness à Phenomenon of the Sensibility — Relation of

Willing to Happiness--Conclusion necessarily resulting from

the Facts above stated— Argument Expanded - Additional Con-

siderations-Argument stated in view of another Example--Re-

sult of the Discussion thus far-Other important Considerations

-The above Argument of universal Application-Obligation

not affirmed in view of the subjective Tendencies of Right or

Wrong Willing - Another General Consideration -- Mutable


Ideas of Liberty and Necessity.

Ideas defined— These Ideas Universal and Necessary—Idea of

Liberty realized only in the Action of the Will-Chronological

Antecedents of these Ideas.

- Idea of the Beautiful and Sublime.

Opinions of Philosophers--Considerations indicating the exist-

ence in the Mind of Ideas of Reason, designated by the terms

Beautiful and Sublime- Objection to the Universality of these

Ideas-Chronological Antecedent of these Ideas--Illustration

from Cousin--Explanatory Remarks.

Idea of Harmony- Reflections.

Mind constituted according to fundamental Ideas-Poetry de-


Idea of Truth.

Idea defined— Chronological Antecedent of this Idea.

Idea of Law.

Citations from Coleridge-Coleridge's Definition of Law-
Law, Subjective and Objective-Conclusion from the above--

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