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The Varieties of Religious Experience

By: William James

...ophic significance? are two entirely different orders of question from the logical point of view; and, as a failure to recognize this fact distinctly ... ...th the same eye with which he looks on all other natural things, since the consequences of our affections flow from their nature with the same necessi... ...; but at any rate it has become profoundly uninstructive: we can deduce no consequences from it which help us to interpret religion’s meaning or value... ...n environment which re- fuses to bear them out for any length of time. The consequence of this discrepancy of the two criteria is the uncertainty whic... ...or them here, and hold their own against inferences which, in mere love of logical consistency, medical materialism ought to be only too glad to draw.... ...lternation, we see that it probably contains nothing whatever of a psycho- logically specific nature. There is religious fear, reli- gious love, relig... ...rd “religion” would be inconvenient, however defensible it might remain on logical grounds. There are trifling, sneering atti- tudes even toward the w... ...ess and impulse, it adds to life an enchantment which is not rationally or logically deducible from anything else. This enchantment, coming as a gift ... ...ic philosopher, Father Gratry, in his au- tobiographical recollections. In consequence of mental isolation and excessive study at the Polytechnic scho...

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And Gulliver Returns Book VI : Our Psychological Motivations

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

...can think our way into our behavior. I would certainly like to believe her, but the evidence points to the fact that we are psychological, not logica... ...ave probably heard, that‘s why we psychologists study our field—to throw suspicion off ourselves. ―We are afraid we won‘t be seen as logica... ...n imaging is giving us pictures of how the brain will react. Imaging often shows us that the brain will react in ways quite different from the logica... ...te different from the logical rules that we think of as our unique human ability. The limbic system in the brain often takes priority over the logica... ... 11 ―Most of don‘t want to believe it but we are psychological—not logica... ...action. So in setting both long and short term goals many of us would profit by looking at all of the options and thinking seriously about the conseq...

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Memories and Portraits

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

... erate care, and none ever had more certificates for less edu- cation. One consequence, however, of my system is that I have much less to say of Profe... ...n- sole; books of a large design, shadowing the complexity of that game of consequences to which we all sit down, the hanger-back not least. But the a... ...ng them indeed; but when they were done, I could see they were rubbish. In consequence, I very rarely showed them even to my friends; and such friends... ...r and answer arguments, not only with natural wisdom, but with candour and logical honesty. But if the subject of debate be something in the air, an a... ...t of debate be something in the air, an abstraction, an excuse for talk, a logical Aunt Sally, then may the male debater instantly abandon hope; he ma...

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