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Abridged Explanation of a New System of Philosophy, Extr. from Expose D'Un Systeme Philosophique, Transl (Paperback) Loot Price: R312
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Abridged Explanation of a New System of Philosophy, Extr. from Expose D'Un Systeme Philosophique, Transl (Paperback)

Fernand Coyteux

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 Excerpt: ... Perhaps my readers do not comprehend what I mean by objects which have passed in the feelings of a being which is not successive, does not feel successively; this I will proceed to explain in the following chapter. CHAPTER IV. THE GENERAL IDEA OF SENTIMENTS. 1 will assume, merely to facilitate the expression, that the soul is successive, that it possesses duration. To feel any object, it is necessary to feel at the same time at least an object of a different nature, but of the same genus. Thus the perception of a colour demands the simultaneous perception of one or several different colours, more or less contrasting. In the same way, a sound must contrast more or less with other sounds; a grave sound, for instance, would not be perceived, unless we possessed the feeling, the idea of an acute sound. A taste requires, in order to be felt, the contrast more or less marked of one or several other tastes. Cold is always opposed to heat in the perception. A form contrasts with one or several forms. A surface with some other surface. The beautiful, the agreeable are felt through the contrast with the ugly or the disagreeable; and it is the same with all objects felt, to whatever genus they belong. It is not necessary, moreover, that the things simultaneously felt, or contrasting, should be perceived with feeling, or what we term so; they may, entirely or partly, be felt by memory. Every object felt is in a perfect ratio with the other object of the same genus perceived at the same time, if only two are felt simultaneously; or else, in a combined ratio of all the other objects of the same genus simultaneously felt, if more than two objects of the same genus are simultaneous in the feeling. It is precisely such and such objects of the same genus which must be felt ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Fernand Coyteux
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 34
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-69113-3
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-235-69113-6
Barcode: 9781235691133

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