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Understanding-Notions Particular and General

Elements of which Notions are constituted.

Contingent Elements-Necessary Elements—Substance and

Cause the fundamental elements of all Notions-Evolution of

these Laws not Arbitrary-Time and Space.

Errors of Kant.

1. In respect to the relation of Phenomena and Noumena to

Time and Space-2. Relation of the Ideas of Time and Space to

Phenomena-II. Identity and Diversity, Resemblance and Dif-

ference-III. The idea of a Whole, as including its Parts, or

Parts in reference to the Whole.

Kant's Anatomy of Pure Reason.

IV. The Category of Quantity-The Category of Quantity dis-
tinct from that previously considered - V. Of Quality-V1. Of
Relation--VII. Of Modality-VIII. The Idea of Law-Concep-
tions as distinguished from Notions—A Fact often attending
Perception-Mistake of Mr. Stewart--Notions and Conceptions
characterized as complete or incomplete, true or false-Mistake

of Coleridge in respect to the Understanding....................75

Term defined-Term Association, why preferred–The Associat-

ing Principle not without Law-Law of Association stated and
defined-Existence of Law, when established— The present Hy-
pothesis, when established as the Law of Association - A priori
Argument- All the Phenomena referred to the commonly re-
ceived Laws, can be explained on this Hypothesis-Phenomena
exist which can be accounted for on this, and no other Hypothe-
sis-Facts connected with particular Diseases—This Hypothe-
sis established and illustrated, by reflecting upon the facts of As-

sociation-Argument summarily stated-Explanatory Remarks

- Reasons why different objects excite similar Feelings in our

Minds-Application of the Principles above illustrated-Ground

of the Mistake of Philosophers in respect to the Laws of Associ-

ation--Action of the associating Principle in different Individu-

als—Influence of Habit-Standards of Taste and Fashion-Vi-

cissitudes in respect to such Standards-Peculiarities of Genius

associated with Judgment, or correct Taste--Influence of Writ-

ers and Speakers of splendid Genius, but incorrect Taste--

Danger of vicious Associations—Unrighteous Prejudices, how
justified-Giving Individuals a bad Name, spreading false Re-
ports, &c.-Influence of the associating Principle in perpetuat-
ing existing mental Characteristics...........


of Powers of Memory, as developed in different Individuals--
Philosophic Memory-Local Memory-Artificial Memory.

Miscellaneous Topics.
A ready and retentive Memory- The vast and diverse Power of

Memory possessed by different Individuals--Improvement of

Memory – Memory of the Aged—Duration of Memory.........116

Definitions of distinguished Philosophers-Objections to the above

Definitions—Another definition proposed - Imagination and

Fancy distinguished- Another Definition of the term Fancy.

Imagination and Fancy Elucidated.

Preliminary Remarks—Elucidation.

Characteristics of the Creations of the Imagination.

1. Elements of Diverse Scenes blended into one Whole-

2. Blending the Diverse-3. Blending Opposites—4. Blending
things in their Nature alike-5. Combining Numbers into Unity,

and dissolving and separating Unity into Number—6. Adding

to, or abstracting some Quality from, an Object-7. Blending

with external objects the Feelings which they excite in us-

8. Abstracting certain Characteristics of Objects, and blending

them into Harmony with some leading Idea—9. Throwing the

fleeting Thoughts, Sentiments, and Feelings, of our past Exist-

ence, into one beautiful Conception.

Remarks on the preceding Analysis.

Remark of Coleridge.

Creations of the Imagination, why not always Fictions.

Sphere of the Imagination not confined to Poetry-Law of Taste

relative to the Action of the Imagination.

Imagination the organ of Ideals.

Idea defined—Ideal defined-- Ideals, Particular and General-

Ideals not confined to Ideas of the Beautiful, the Grand, and the

Sublime-Ideals not fixed and changeless, like Ideas-Ideals the

Foundation of Mental Progress-Ideals in the Divine and Hu-

man Intelligence.

Action of the Judgment relative to that of the Imagination.

Taste defined-Productions of the Imagination when not regu-

lated by correct Judgment or good Taste.

Productions in which the action of the Fancy or Imagination is most con-


Combinations of Thought denominated Wit, as distinguished from those

resulting from the proper action of the Imagination or Fancy.


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