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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... "
Psychology Applied to Medicine: Introductory Studies - Page 3
by David Washburn Wells - 1907 - 141 pages
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English, Science, and Engineering: A Collection of Expository Essays for ...

Joshua Lawrence Eason, Maurice Harley Weseen - 1921 - 446 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 facts of consciousness is unthinkable. Granted that a definite thought and a definite molecular action in the brain occur simultaneously;...
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The Voice of Science in Nineteenth-century Literature: Representative Prose ...

Robert Emmons Rogers - 1921 - 328 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 facts of consciousness is unthinkable. Granted that a definite thought and a definite molecular action in the brain occur simultaneously ;...
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The Foundations of personality

Abraham Myerson - 1921 - 406 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 is unthinkable. Granted that a definite thought and a definite molecular action in the brain occur simultaneously;...
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An Introduction to Philosophy

James Hugh Ryan - 1924 - 399 pages
...Association at Norwich — • Rudolf Eucken: His Philosophy and Influence, quoted by Meyrick Booth, p. 66: "The passage from the physics of the brain to the...corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable. Granted that a definite thought and a definite molecular action in the brain occur simultaneously,...
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Human Nature and Education

Angus Stewart Woodburne - 1926 - 292 pages
...understood today. They believed in a dualism between the physical and psychical. Tyndall, eg, said, ' the passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable.' Consequently, the smooth working of the evolutionary hypothesis in their judgement demanded that consciousness...
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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 Atlantic Monthly, Volume 37

1876
...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 is unthinkable. Granted that a definite thought and a definite molecular action in the brain occur simultaneously;...
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 12

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 facts of consciousness is unthinkable. Granted that a definite thought and a definite molecular action in the Drain occur simultaneously,...
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Explorations in the History of Psychology in the United States

Josef Brožek, Josef M. Brozek - 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 - 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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