This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII ATTENTION AND THE SELF ONE last general relation remains to be considered, the relation between attention and ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII ATTENTION AND THE SELF ONE last general relation remains to be considered, the relation between attention and the self. Popularly the connection between the two is supposed to be very close. We talk on the one hand of forcing ourselves to attend, and we also talk of attending to the self. One makes attention depend upon the self, the other makes knowledge of the self, at least, depend upon attention. Many of the implications of the relation have been discussed in earlier chapters, particularly those that have treated will and reason and the relation of effort to attention. It seems desirable, however, to bring together in a single chapter the results that follow from our general point of view, and state them with particular reference to the historical problems that cluster about the self. It must be evident from the preceding discussions that there is no possibility of retaining the older conception of the self as something apart from or independent of the mental stream. The present status of the problem, as very generally agreed upon, is that on the one hand nothing resembling the self of the older rational psychology can be discovered by examination of the mental stream, but it is equally generally agreed that there must be something to explain unity and persistent identity, and the fact that mental states are known; and that this cannot be found in the mental states themselves as discrete elements. We may begin our discussion with the assumption of these two facts. It shall then be our task in this first part to subject the doctrines of the self to a rigid scrutiny in two ways. First, to examine the axioms or felt needs upon which the construction is based, secondly to decide how far the solution ordinarily attained...Read Less
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