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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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The London Quarterly Review, Volume 57

William Lonsdale Watkinson, William Theophilus Davison - 1882
...other is subjective, and neither can be explained in terms of the other."* Tyndall assures us that the "passage from the physics of the brain to the...corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable" Huxley agrees with his learned brother in this ; he " knows nothing whatever and never hopes to know...
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 12

Nineteenth century - 1882
...expressed what they have seen in language as clear as their vision. Professor Tyndall writes : — The passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding...definite thought and a definite molecular action in the Drain occur simultaneously, we do not possess the intellectual organ, nor apparently any rudiment of...
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Explorations in the History of Psychology in the United States

Josef Brožek, Josef M. Brozek - Psychology - 1984 - 333 pages
...Tyndall), biologists (TH Huxley), and physiologists (Du Bois-Reymond), stressing, as did Tyndall, that "the passage from the physics of the brain to the...corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable" (p. 40). Having discussed Hermann Lotze's theory of local signs and their role in the development of...
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Nature, Volume 20

Sir Norman Lockyer - Electronic journals - 1879
...most ordinary intellectual exercises'1 (p. 216). He quotes with approval Prof. Tyndall's words that " the passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable," &c. (p. 212); but not content to accept the two as correlated facts insusceptible of further simplification,...
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Isis Unveiled: (Two Volumes in a Slipcase)

H. P. Blavatsky - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 1506 pages
...I think, I love'; but how does consciousness infuse itself into the problem?" — and thus answers: "The passage from the physics of the brain to the...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 Nature of Consciousness: Philosophical Debates

Frank H. Tainter - Psychology - 1997 - 843 pages
...conceivable, 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 is inconceivable as a result of mechanics. 48 Granted that a definite thought, and a definite molecular...
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On Intelligence

Hippolyte Taine - Psychology - 1998 - 588 pages
...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...intellectual organ, nor apparently any rudiment of the orgau, which would enable us to pass by a process of reasoning from the one phenomenon to the other....
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Theories of Consciousness: An Introduction and Assessment

William Seager - Philosophy - 1999 - 306 pages
...around for a long time; a clear formulation is given by John Tyndall (as quoted by William James). 'The passage from the physics of the brain to the...enable us to pass, by a process of reasoning, from one to the other' (as quoted in James 1890/1950, p 147, from Tyndall 1 879). As Thomas Huxley put it,...
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Depression and Dementia: Progress in Brain Research, Clinical Applications ...

Suptendra Nath Sarbadhikari - Medical - 2005 - 349 pages
..."Mental Physiology", the primary objection to interactionism made little progress. In 1871, John Tyndall wrote "the passage from the physics of the brain to...action in the brain occur simultaneously; we do not posses the intellectual organ, nor apparently any rudiment of the organ, which would enable us to pass,...
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The Foundations of Personality

Abraham Myerson - Psychology - 2005 - 416 pages
...relationship of mind (thought and consciousness) to body. He quotes the "lucky" paragraph from Tyndall, "The passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness ia unthinkable. Granted that a definite thought and a definite molecular action in the brain occur...
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