The three great results of psychological observation are Sensibility, Activity or Liberty, and Reason.
He was telling me something, and I wished to show him my sensibility, and not listening to what he was saying I began picturing to myself the condition of my inner man and the grace of God sanctifying me.
Sensations, or the facts of the sensibility, are necessary; we do not impute them to ourselves.
Such magnanimity and sensibility are like the magnanimity and sensibility of a lady who faints when she sees a calf being killed: she is so kindhearted that she can't look at blood, but enjoys eating the calf served up with sauce.
Haller's definition of irritability as a property of muscular tissue, and its distinction from sensibility as a property of nerves, struck at the root of the prevailing hypothesis respecting animal activity.
Near the termination of a fatal case there is a paralysis of the sensory columns of the cord, so that general sensibility is lowered.
While more richly endowed with sensibility to all native influences, he was more deeply imbued than any of his contemporaries with the poetry, the thought and the learning of Greece.
But, as he wrote to Young in 1824, in him "that sensibility, or that vanity, which people call love of glory" had been blunted.
Although this high degree of sensibility, and even a sensibility still higher, may be required in connexion with investigations respecting changes in the vertical, it is not necessary in ordinary seismometry.
It is not wonderful, therefore, that a lad to whom nature had given a powerful imagination and sensibility which amounted to a disease, should have been early haunted by religious terrors.
For, who with all his faults was never wanting in a fine and generous sensibility, proposed that there should be a public funeral, and that the body should lie among the illustrious dead in Westminster Abbey.
As this position is approached the period of swing becomes greater and greater, and sensibility to slight tilting at right angles to the plane of o'o"m is increased.
Psychology is with Cabanis directly linked on to biology, for sensibility, the fundamental fact, is the highest grade of life and the lowest of intelligence.
In a similar manner, for systems used in photography, the vertex of the colour curve must be placed in the position of the maximum sensibility of the plates; G'; and to accomplish this the F and violet mercury lines are united.
Those who came in contact with him noticed a transformation in his character; he tried to hide his natural sensibility under an impassive exterior, and concealed his political ambitions.
Feeling in this higher sense (as distinguished from "organic" sensibility, Empfindung), which is the minimum of distinct antithetic consciousness, the cessation of the antithesis of subject and object, constitutes likewise the unity of our being, in which the opposite functions of cognition and volition have their fundamental and permanent background of personality and their transitional link.
It also tends to lessen the sensibility of the stomach and so may relieve gastric pain.
His sensibility, social charm, liberal ideas (he was one of the earliest of the Magyar freemasons) and personal beauty, opened the doors of the best houses to him.
Accord ing to Caird, Kant " reduces the inaccessible thing in itself (which he at first speaks of as affecting our sensibility) to a noumenon which is projected by reason itself " (Essays, ii.
shown that contrivances of this order are wanting in sensibility, and often remain standing during movements that are distinctly perceptible.
In order to give great sensibility to the instrument, the large glass ball was made nearly 3 in.
All light comes from the reason, and it is the reason which apprehends both itself and the sensibility which envelops it, and the will which it obliges but does not constrain.
The formula indicates that the sensibility of the instrument should increase with the charge of the Leyden jar or needle, whereas Hopkinson found that as the potential of the needle was increased by working the replenisher of the jar, the deflection due to three volts difference between the quadrants first increased and then diminished.
His characteristically British temperament was wholly unsympathetic to the French, whose sensibility was irritated by his cold and slightly contemptuous justice.
All the intellectual processes are evolved from sensibility, and sensibility itself is a property of the nervous system.
The dynamical series of stages in nature, the forms in which the ideal structure of nature is realized, are matter, as the equilibrium of the fundamental expansive and contractive forces; light, with its subordinate processes - magnetism, electricity, and chemical action; organism, with its component phases of reproduction, irritability and sensibility.'
Nothing can be more delightful than the reports I receive of the sensibility manifested by the inhabitants to this change in their circumstances.
or more apart, the deflection increased much more rapidly than the potential, so that a maximum sensibility bordering on instability was obtained.
tiXynvcs, sense of pain), sensibility is unaltered.
Life is something added to the organism; over and above the universally diffused sensibility there is some living and productive power to which we give the name of Nature.
Hence, to obtain great sensibility along with a considerable range, we require very long slender stems, and to these two objections apply in addition to the question of portability; for, in the first place, an instrument with a very long stem requires a very deep vessel of liquid for its complete immersion, and, in the second place, when most of the stem is above xIv.
Small doses increase the sensibility of touch, sight and hearing; large doses cause twitching of the muscles and difficulty in swallowing; while in overdose violent convulsions are produced.
A type of instrument which has sufficient sensibility to record the various phases of unfelt earthquake motion, and which, at the suggestion of a committee of the British Association, has been adopted at many observatories throughout the world, is shown in fig.
Provost Robertson belonged to the Clan Donachie, and by this marriage the robust and business-like qualities of the Lowlander were blended with the poetic imagination, the sensibility and fire of the Gael.
Among modern writers, James Seth (Ethical Princ., 1894) resumes Aristotle's position, and places Eudaemonism as the mean between the Ethics of Sensibility (hedonism) and the Ethics of Rationality, each of which overlooks the complex character of human life.
The accuracy of his measurement, by which he established within 2% the above law, was only limited by the sensibility, or rather insensibility, of the pith ball electrometer, which was his only means of detecting the electric charge.2 In the accuracy of his quantitative measurements and the range of his researches and his combination of mathematical and physical knowledge, Cavendish may not inaptly be described as the Kelvin of the 18th century.
Both principles have sensibility, and thus all products of their collision are sentient, that is, feel pleasure and pain.
It is probable that they acquire special sensibility at the breeding season and serve as " guides " in copulation.
But it is clear that if we increase A, the sectional area of the stem, we shall diminish 1, the length of a scale-division corresponding to a given variation of density, and thereby proportionately diminish the sensibility of the instrument, while diminishing the section A will increase land proportionately increase the sensibility, but will diminish the range over which the instrument can be employed.
His general formula for getting at the number of units in any sensation is S = C log R, where s stands for the sensation, R for the stimulus numerically estimated, and c for a constant that must be separately determined by experiment in each particular order of sensibility.
He also showed that the Chinese mode of suspending the needle conduces most to sensibility.
In connexion with the modern study of radioactivity, the electroscope has become an instrument of great usefulness, far outrivalling the spectroscope in sensibility.
It is the crowning merit of the author that he never ceases to be an impartial spectator - a cold and curious critic. We might compare him to an anatomist, with knife and scalpel dissecting the dead body of Italy, and pointing out the symptoms of her manifold diseases with the indifferent analysis of one who has no moral sensibility.
The facts of reason are also necessary, and reason is not less independent of the will than the sensibility.
A certain confusion, arising from this, is noticeable in the Analytik when the necessity for justifying the position of the categories is under discussion, but the real difficulty in which Kant was involved by his doctrine of space and time has its roots even deeper than the erroneous isolation of sensibility.
antithetical position to Roche, Austen assumes the critical stance inherent in Radcliffean Gothic, emphasizing the chimerical nature of sensibility.
dissociation of sensibility.
Notice with what sensibility the languages of civilized nations have distinguished two epochs in the developments of Russia.
Nobel literature laureate 1968 " for his narrative mastery, which with great sensibility expresses the essence of the Japanese mind " .
poetic sensibility that colored every action.
Topics to be explored include revolutionary poetics, satire, the cult of sensibility, travel writing and the early novel.
Minimalist themes and phrasings seemingly ping pong from different angles, creating the sensibility of actually feeling the music emanate from within.
prosecuted by cliche against sensibility.
On the other end of the spectrum, " Ride With Me " displays an almost breezy pop sensibility.
sensibility at work here.
This is what we mean by esthetic sensibility in education.
But even more exciting was the poetic sensibility that colored every action.
Debussy has this in common with Strauss, that he too regards harmonies as pure physical sensations; but he differs from Strauss firstly in systematically refusing to regard them as anything else, and secondly in his extreme sensibility to harshness.
Director website " Director's music is pop rock simplicity at its best: boisterous energy mixed with melodic sensibility.
This position (or collection of positions) include those associated, broadly speaking, with a postmodern sensibility.
It mixes the late eighties noisy aggression with the nineties pop punk sensibility - listeners from each genre should both be satisfied.
The beautiful Ellie's Love Theme shows a distinct jazz sensibility, whilst No Name Bar is a tougher customer altogether.
sensibility is on new performance works that reflect contemporary sensibilities and articulate new concepts and forms.
sensibility those of somewhat more refined sensibilities who wish to combine a better class of fare with a different brew.
sensibility an impassioned approach to free jazz allied with certain rock sensibilities.
Especially it was Gorgei (q.v.) whose great abilities he was the first to recognize, who refused obedience; the two men were in truth the very opposite to one another: the one all feeling, enthusiasm, sensibility; the other cold, stoical, reckless of life.
Taylor's theology was distinctively infra-lapsarian; it disagreed with Samuel Hopkins and Emmons in rejecting the theory of "divine efficiency" and in arguing that man can choose the right "even if he won't" - distinguishing like Edwards between natural ability and moral inability; it distinguished sensibility or susceptibility as something different from will or understanding, without moral qualities, to which the appeal for right choice may be made; and it made selflove (a term borrowed from Dugald Stewart, connoting the innocent love of happiness and distinct from selfishness) the particular feeling appealed to by the influences of the law and gospel.
They were, according to his analysis, personal will, primitive instincts, voluntary movement, natural and artificial signs, sensibility and the faculties of intellect; on this analytic he founded his scheme of the universe.
It is to Jellinek that we owe the oft-repeated comparison of the Jewish temperament to that of women in its quickness of perception, versatility and sensibility.
The influences which had inspired republican and Augustan literature were the artistic impulse derived from a familiarity with the great works of Greek genius, becoming more intimate with every new generation, the spell of Rome over the imagination of the kindred Italian races, the charm of Italy, and the vivid sensibility of the Italian temperament.
If we set aside such transcendental conditions as belong to sensibility or to the receptive phase of mind and are the presuppositions of juxtaposition of parts, the remainder are ascribable to spontaneity or understanding, to thought with its unifying, organizing or focussing function, and their elucidation is the problem of transcendental analytic. It is still logic, indeed, when we are occupied with the transcendent objects of the discursive faculty as it is employed beyond the limits of experience where it cannot validate its ideas.
Anaesthetics (q.v.) diminish sensibility, either central or peripheral; Anodynes (Gr.
Dante, bringing a Christian sensibility to the proceedings, placed these monsters in his Inferno.
There is a powerful Catholic sensibility at work here.
Director website Director 's music is pop rock simplicity at its best: boisterous energy mixed with melodic sensibility.
The beautiful Ellie 's Love Theme shows a distinct jazz sensibility, whilst No Name Bar is a tougher customer altogether.
The Humbug is often wrong and has a poor understanding of sensibility and social grace.
Larry the Cable Guy: He may have a blue-collar sensibility and doesn't seem the champagne and caviar type, but he knows how to market himself.
However, it's important not to let the deep discounts cloud your sensibility.
The band certainly has a rock sensibility, but the thing that separates Mana from other bands is their ability to bring in other styles of music into the fold.
In this day and age of fashion-forward sensibility and high style, there's no reason to lumber around town in an enormous, shapeless coat that leaves you looking like a giant marshmallow.
Companies that have a snappy casual dress code are usually cutting-edge and expect their employees to have a fashion-forward sensibility that matches the attitude they bring to their work.
In this collection, the frames perfectly blend fashionable styles with practical sensibility.
We have reached a time where people treasure the sensibility of classic style.
Because a highly stylized corset dress has a romantic, historical look, it's very prized by those who have a Gothic style and sensibility.
Often credited with turning grunge into glam, Marc Jacobs styles reflect a unique sensibility.
Some are ultra-stylish, others are quite conventional, but they all share a common sensibility.
Women with active lifestyles will likely favor the sensibility of a tote bag.
This sensibility also extends to her surroundings, and her house is usually well kept and organized yet still inviting.
SAS expertly blends comfortable sensibility and style; the exact remedy for aching feet.
In return, their footwear is highly regarded for endurance, style and sensibility all at once.
The perfect meshing of style and sensibility speaks for itself.
While they don't necessarily exude outward sex appeal, they boast an inherently chic sensibility that renders them instant classics.
Mateo: Women who love rugged shoes will appreciate the sensibility of this strong, hardy boot.
Instead, spend sensibility, provide good service and a quality product and your clientèle will grow along with your bottom line.
As children become more eco-conscious, this is a good way to encourage that sensibility as a check against consumerism.
In a quaint bit of Twentieth Century sensibility, she apparently took his surname when they married, so that fun could be had with the two of them both answering to the query "Captain Picard?"
A man in intellect and courage, yet without conceit or bravado; a woman in sensibility and tenderness, yet without shrinking or weakness; a saint in purity of life and devotion of heart, yet without asceticism or religiosity; a knight-errant in hatred of wrong and contempt of baseness, yet without self-righteousness or cynicism; a prince in dignity and courtesy, yet without formality or condescension; a poet in thought and feeling, yet without jealousy or affectation; a scholar in tastes and habits, yet without aloofness or bookishness; a dutiful son, a loving husband, a judicious father, a trusty friend, a useful citizen and an enthusiastic patriot, - he united in his strong, transparent humanity almost every virtue under heaven.
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