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" ... the passage from the current to the needle, if not demonstrable, is thinkable, and that we entertain no doubt as to the final mechanical solution of the problem. But the passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness... "
Anti-theistic Theories: Being the Baird Lecture for 1877 - Page 172
by Robert Flint - 1894 - 555 pages
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Heredity: A Psychological Study of Its Phenomena, Laws, Causes, and Consequences

Théodule Ribot - Heredity - 1875 - 393 pages
...have said, some remarkable reflections of the great English physicist, Tyndall. 'Granted;' says he, 'that a definite thought and a definite molecular action in the brain occur simulta neously ; we do not possess the intellectual organ, nor apparently any rudiment of the organ,...
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Fragments of Science: A Series of Detached Essays, Addresses, and Reviews

John Tyndall - Science - 1876 - 625 pages
...think, I love," but how does consciousness infuse itself into the problem ? ' And here is the answer : ' The passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding...us to pass, by a process of reasoning, from the one to the other. They appear together, but we do not know why. Were our minds and senses so expanded,...
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The Unseen World: And Other Essays

John Fiske - Future life - 1876 - 349 pages
...is thinkable, and that we entertain no doubt as to the final mechanical solution of the problem. But the passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding...us to pass by a process of reasoning from the one to the other. They appear together, but we do not know why." -f An unseen world consisting of purely...
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Fragments of Science: A Series of Detached Essays, Addresses, and Reviews

John Tyndall - Science - 1876 - 625 pages
...think, I love," but how does consciousness infuse itself into the problem ? ' And here is the answer: ' The passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding...us to pass, by a process of reasoning, from the one to the other. They appear together, but we do not know why. Were our minds and senses so expanded,...
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Modern Materialism: Its Attitude Towards Theology

James Martineau - Materialism - 1876 - 80 pages
...phenomena of feeling and thought. Yet this is precisely the transition which is pronounced "unthinkable;" "we do not possess the intellectual organ, nor apparently...us to pass, by a process of reasoning, from the one to the other." If between these statements " nothing but harmony reigns," then indeed I am justly charged...
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Modern Materialism: Its Attitude Towards Theology

James Martineau - Materialism - 1876 - 80 pages
...of feeling and thought. Yet this is precisely the transition which is pronounced " unthinkable ;" " we do not possess the intellectual organ, nor apparently...us to pass, by a process of reasoning, from the one to the other." If between these statements "nothing but harmony reigns," then indeed I am justly charged...
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The Contemporary Review, Volume 27

Literature - 1876
...feeling and thought. Yet this is precisely the transition which is pronounced " unthinkable ;" '• we do not possess the intellectual organ, nor apparently...us to pass, by a process of reasoning, from the one to the other." If between these statements "nothing but harmony reigns," then indeed I am justly charged...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 23; Volume 86

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1876
...love,' but how does consciousness infuse itself into the problem ?" And here is the answer : — " U J àU (] v "f So b p^6 - t 7WJ: U 8 o)Bҧ D v f G _Ê K1'd̷hv V Ђg M A 6 N u C defmite thought, and a definite molecular action in the brain, occur simultaneously ; we do not possess...
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Transcendentalism in New England: A History

Octavius Brooks Frothingham - Transcendentalism (New England) - 1876 - 395 pages
...the Mathematical and Physical Section of the British Association in 1868, wherein he declared that " The passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding...facts of consciousness is unthinkable. Granted that a thought and a definite molecular action in the brain occur simultaneously, we do not possess the organ,...
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The Physical Basis of Immortality

Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell - Immortality - 1876 - 324 pages
...does consciousness infuse itself into this eternal round of shifting process? In Prof. Tyndall's view: "The passage from the physics of the brain to the...corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable." He says : " Granted that a definite thought, and a definite molecular action in the brain occur simultaneously...
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