The Process of Thought Adapted to Words and Language: Together with a Description of the Relational and Differential Machines

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1851 - 77 стор.
 

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Сторінка 67 - When the bird came upon table, the master desired to know what was become of the other leg. The man answered that storks had never more than one leg. The master, very angry, but determined to strike his servant dumb before he punished him, took him next day into the fields where they saw storks, standing each on one leg, as storks do. The servant turned triumphantly to his master, on which the latter shouted, and the birds put down their other legs and flew away. " Ah, sir," said the servant, " you...
Сторінка 67 - The man answered that storks had never more than one leg. The master, very angry, but determined to strike his servant dumb before he punished him, took him next day into the fields where they saw storks, standing each on one leg, as storks do. The servant turned triumphantly to his master, on which the latter shouted and the birds put down their other legs and flew away. 'Ah, sir...
Сторінка 41 - From the laws which have been already detailed, it is apparent that thought is amenable to fixed principles. By taking advantage of a knowledge of these principles it occurred to me that mechanical contrivances might be formed which should obey similar laws, and give those results which some may have considered only obtainable by the operation of the mind itself.
Сторінка 31 - I state that the square of any number is equal to the sum of as many consecutive odd numbers beginning with...
Сторінка 4 - It would appear then, that every idea, or action on the brain, is ultimately resolvable into an action on a certain combination of nervous fibres, which is definite and determinable, and, regarding the sum total of the nervous fibres, is a positive result over a certain portion only, which has a distinct and clearly defined limit.
Сторінка xiii - Harvey, my dependence is in the love of truth and candor always existing in educated minds. The subject of my present lecture is Electro-Biology, which literally means neither more nor less than the relation of electricity to the vital functions. Now, systematic writers divide the vital functions into two great classes, into those of animal life, and into those of organic life. The functions of animal life will particularly occupy our attention this evening, and for their consideration we shall have...
Сторінка xi - Mayo, 1 was remarkably struck with the unsatisfactory account of the functions of the brain, and I was surprised that so little appeared to have been done in connecting mental operations with that organ to which they were due.
Сторінка 41 - FRIAR BACON'S Brazen Head quite out of joint. MR. ALFRED SMEE, author of a work on "Electro-Biology," has just published another volume, entitled The Process of Thought, wherein he says, that — " From the laws which have been already detailed, It is apparent that thought la amenable to fixed principles.

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