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Title Charles Bonnet, Analytical Essay on the Faculties of the Soul
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, 2022
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Description 1 online resource (269 pages)
Contents Cover -- Analytical Essay on the Faculties of the Soul: 1760 -- Copyright -- Contents -- Introduction: The Physiology of Understanding -- Bonnet and Natural History -- The Human Statue: Introduction (Preface, Chapters I-IV) -- The Physiology of Sensation (Chapters V-VIII) -- The Psychology of Sensation (Chapters IX-XI) -- The Will and Freedom (Chapter XII) -- The Nature of Ideas (Chapters XIII-XIX) -- Building up the Faculties (Chapters XX-XXVI) -- From Physiology to Medicine -- Bibliography -- Analytical Essay on theFaculties of the Soul -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction
I: General and preliminary reflections on the nature of man -- II: Plan of this work. Man considered under the idea of a statue whose senses act separately or successively -- III: Continuation of the same subject. Thoughts on Condillac's Treatise on Sensations -- IV: On the idea one can form of the statue before it begins to sense. General conceptions of the origin of ideas -- V: Reflections on the physics of our being. Thoughts on the nerves, on the mind, and on the seat of the soul
VI: The statue begins to sense by means of smell. Physical relations in general, and the laws of nature that arise from them. The idea of the mechanics of smell, and what results from it in relation to the soul -- VII: On the state of the statue immediately after the first sensation. The birth of pleasure, of desire, and of attention. On the connection and the relation between ideas in general. Thoughts on memory
VIII: The statue is stimulated by a new smell. Principles and conjectures on the connection and the relation of ideas. An examination of the question whether thediversity of sensations depends on the diversity of the fibres, or on the diversity of the movements impressed on identical fibres -- IX: Continuation of the same subject. Essay on the theory of remembering. The birth of habit. On the pleasure associated with novelty. Thoughts on personal identity*
X: On the natural philosophy of pleasure and sadness. On the question whether the laws of Union are arbitrary. On the disposition of the fibres and their effects. Thoughts on activity, and that of our being in general -- XI: On the faculty of sensing, considered as a branch of the activity of the soul. On the question whether the soul is passive when it perceives or senses. On the determinants of the activity of the soul, and their causes. Onthe nature and effects of attention
Summary Stephen Gaukroger presents the first English translation of a landmark work in the understanding of the mind, Charles Bonnet's Analytical Essay on the Faculties of the Soul (1760), the first to offer a physiological approach to the sensations and operations of the mind
Subject Psychology -- Early works to 1850.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Early works.
Form Electronic book
Author Gaukroger, Stephen.
ISBN 019266218X