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Author Condillac, Etienne Bonnot de, 1714-1780.

Title Essay on the origin of human knowledge / Etienne Bonnot de Condillac ; translated and edited by Hans Aarsleff
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xlv, 225 pages)
Series Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy
Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy.
Contents pt. I. The materials of our knowledge and especially the operations of the soul. The materials of our knowledge and the distinction of soul and body. Sensations. Analysis and generation of the operations of the soul. Perception, consciousness, attention, and reminiscence. Imagination, contemplation, and memory. How the connection of ideas, formed by attention, brings forth imagination, contemplation, and memory. The use of signs is the true cause of the progress of imagination, contemplation, and memory. Reflection. Operations that consist in distinguishing, abstracting, comparing, compounding, and decompounding our ideas. Digression on the origin of principles and the operation that consists in analysis
Summary This work, first published in 1746 and offered here in a new translation, is a highly influential work in the history of philosophy of mind and language, and anticipates Wittgenstein's views on language and its relation to mind and thought
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Knowledge, Theory of -- Early works to 1800.
Language and languages -- Philosophy -- Early works to 1800.
Psychology -- Early works to 1850.
Genre/Form Early works.
Form Electronic book
Author Aarsleff, Hans.
LC no. 00054721
ISBN 0511016360 (electronic bk.)
1139164163 (electronic bk.)
9780511016363 (electronic bk.)
9781139164160 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Essai sur l'origine des connaissances humaines. English