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Alexander Bain and the New Psychology of the Higher Faculties

Rick Rylance

in Victorian Psychology and British Culture 1850–1880

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122838
eISBN:
9780191671555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122838.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Part Two of this book turns attention from the general discursive configurations of Victorian psychology to the work of three individuals: Alexander Bain, Herbert Spencer, and G. H. Lewes. There are ... More


Alexander Bain

M. Gail Hamner

in American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155471
eISBN:
9780199834266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155475.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The first concern of this chapter is to present the phenomenology of belief of the Scottish philosopher Alexander Bain in order to delineate the relations he asserts among belief, consciousness, and ... More


American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy

M. Gail Hamner

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155471
eISBN:
9780199834266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155475.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The development of pragmatism is the most important achievement in the history of American philosophy. M. Gail Hamner here examines the European roots of the movement in a search for what makes ... More


Alexander Bain, Associationism, and Scottish Philosophy

Cairns Craig

in Scottish Philosophy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199560684
eISBN:
9780191814419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560684.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter begins with the intellectual formation of John Stuart Mill, friend and mentor of Alexander Bain (1818–1903). It presents the case for thinking that, despite his lifelong residence in ... More


Response: The Scale of Affect in Physiological Aesthetics

Benjamin Morgan

in The Outward Mind: Materialist Aesthetics in Victorian Science and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226442112
eISBN:
9780226457468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457468.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses how a physiological model of emotion created new avenues into time-worn narratives about aesthetic experience. Focusing on five thinkers who shared an interest in describing ... More


The Rise and Fall of British Emergentism

Brian P. McLaughlin

in Emergence: Contemporary Readings in Philosophy and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026215
eISBN:
9780262268011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026215.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines the special sciences found in the texts of a tradition known as “British Emergentism,” which is still evident in the works of current authors, including those of noted ... More


The Nineteenth Century: Ferrier to Seth

Alexander Broadie

in A History of Scottish Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616275
eISBN:
9780748652471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616275.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The Scottish Enlightenment was a stunning intellectual performance that set the intellectual agenda for many people inside and outside Scotland for many decades thereafter. George Davie argues that ... More


On the Senses

George Meredith

in Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300173178
eISBN:
9780300189100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300173178.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores the role that the senses and the sensory experience play in the composition of poetry. The excerpts it shows note, for instance, note how Victorian scientists and physiologists ... More


Introduction

Frank Christianson

in Philanthropy in British and American Fiction: Dickens, Hawthorne, Eliot and Howells

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625086
eISBN:
9780748652068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625086.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book shows that philanthropy became a favoured trope within literary realism because of its unique utility as a site for the working out of epistemological and aesthetic problems. Henry Mayhew's ... More


The Outward Mind: Materialist Aesthetics in Victorian Science and Literature

Benjamin Morgan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226442112
eISBN:
9780226457468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457468.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Outward Mind argues that Victorian writers and scientists developed new and controversial accounts of aesthetic experience by returning attention to the human body and to the materiality of ... More


Emergence and Supervenience

Brian P. McLaughlin

in Emergence: Contemporary Readings in Philosophy and Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026215
eISBN:
9780262268011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026215.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter presents a short history of the modern emergentist tradition. It begins with John Stuart Mill’s System of Logic (1843), and traces through Alexander Bain’s Logic (1870), George Henry ... More


Defining the Nature of Belief

Aaron Z. Zimmerman

in Belief: A Pragmatic Picture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198809517
eISBN:
9780191846854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809517.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The author offers a pragmatist definition of belief. To believe something at a given time is to be so disposed that you would use that information to guide those relatively attentive and ... More


Belief: A Pragmatic Picture

Aaron Z. Zimmerman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198809517
eISBN:
9780191846854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809517.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Have you ever called yourself a “pragmatist”? Have you ever wondered what that means? The author traces the origins of pragmatism to a theory of belief defended by the nineteenth-century Scottish ... More


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