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" I say, then, that the first procedure of mind in the elaboration of its knowledge is always analytical. It descends from the whole to the parts, — from the vague to the definite. "
The Florida School Journal - Page 5
1891
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Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic, Volume 1

Sir William Hamilton - First philosophy - 1859 - 752 pages
...consciousness is, as it were, the frame in which objects are seen. I say, then, that the first procedure of mind in the elaboration of its knowledge is always...to the parts, — from the vague to the definite. Definitude, that is, a knowledge of minute differences, is not, as the opposite theory supposes, the...
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The Metaphysics of Sir William Hamilton

Sir William Hamilton - First philosophy - 1861 - 626 pages
...consciousness is, as it were, the frame in which objects are seen. I say, then, that the first procedure of mind in the elaboration of its knowledge is always...to the parts, — from the vague to the definite. Definitude, that is, a knowledge of minute differences, is not, as the opposite theory supposes, the...
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The Metaphysics of Sir William Hamilton

Sir William Hamilton - First philosophy - 1861 - 584 pages
...consciousness is, as it were, the frame in which objects are seen. I say, then, that the first procedure of mind in the elaboration of its knowledge is always...to the parts, — from the vague to the definite. Definitude, that is, a knowledge of minute differences, is not, as the opposite theory supposes, the...
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The Metaphysics of Sir William Hamilton

Sir William Hamilton - First philosophy - 1862 - 584 pages
...consciousness is, as it were, the frame in which objects are seen. I say, then, that the first procedure of mind in the elaboration of its knowledge is always...to the parts, — from the vague to the definite. Definitude, that is, a knowledge of minute differences, is not, as the opposite theory supposes, the...
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The Indiana School Journal, Volume 25

Education - 1880 - 956 pages
...well as by experience. Long ago Sir William Hamilton laid down the following law of mental activity: "The first procedure of the mind in the elaboration...whole to the parts; from the vague to the definite." The final procedure is synthetical, reconstructing the whole by the use of those elements into which...
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Education, Volume 3

Education - 1883 - 684 pages
...seems important to clearly see. Sir William Hamilton gives the following as a psychological law : " The first procedure of the mind in the elaboration...whole to the parts, from the vague to the definite." He adds, "These two processes, synthesis and analysis, are not, in strict propriety, two several methods,...
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Empirical and Rational Psychology: Embracing Cognitions, Feelings, and Volitions

Aaron Schuyler - Psychology - 1882 - 496 pages
...objects. We decompose, and then we recompose. . . . "I say, then, that the first procedure of mind, in tho elaboration of its knowledge, is always analytical....to the parts, — from the vague to the definite. Definitude, that is, a knowledge of minute differences, is not, as the opposite theory supposes, the...
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Outlines of Educational Doctrine

William Harold Payne - Teaching - 1882 - 92 pages
...illustrated by its application to Reading, Grammar, Geography, History, Geometry. V 171. The final procedure of the mind in the elaboration of its knowledge is always synthetical. It reconstructs into definite wholes the parts into which analysis had resolved the vague...
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Wisconsin Journal of Education, Volume 13

Education - 1883 - 654 pages
...must follow the same course as the genesis of knowledge in the race." 4. " Humanism and realism." 5. " The first procedure of the mind in the elaboration of its knowledge is always analytical." 6. " Knowledge and feeling .... though always co-existent, are always in the inverse ratio of each...
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Southwestern Journal of Education, Volume 8

Education - 1890 - 436 pages
...scarcely a dissenting voice, psychologists, ancient and modern, have returned an answer to this effect : " The first procedure of the mind in the elaboration...whole to the parts, from the vague to the definite " (Hamilton). Accepting the truth of this statement, what follows ? We are restricted to a choice between...
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