Elements of the philosophy of the human mind. By Dugald Stewart Stewart, Dugald, 1753-1828

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Stewart, Dugald, 1753-1828
Psychology; Psychology -- Early works to 1850; Philosophy
"After an interval of more than twenty years, I venture to present to the public a Second Volume on the Philosophy of the Human Mind. When the preceding Part was sent to the press, I expected that a few short chapters would comprehend all that I had further to offer concerning the Intellectual Powers; and that I should be able to employ the greater part of this Volume in examining those principles of our constitution, which are immediately connected with the Theory of Morals. On proceeding, however, to attempt an analysis of Reason, in the more strict acceptation of that term, I found so many doubts crowding on me with respect to the logical doctrines then generally received, that I was forced to abandon the comparatively limited plan according to which I had originally intended to treat of the Understanding, and, in the mean time, to suspend the continuation of my work, till a more unbroken leisure should allow me to resume it with a less divided attention. The volume which I now publish is more particularly intended for the use of Academical Students; and is offered to them as a guide or assistant, at that important stage of their progress when, the usual course of discipline being completed, an inquisitive mind is naturally led to review its past attainments, and to form plans for its future improvement"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved).
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