By Jon Elster
Jon Elster has written a accomplished, wide-ranging booklet at the feelings during which he considers the complete variety of theoretical ways. Drawing on historical past, literature, philosophy and psychology Elster provides a whole account of the function of the feelings in human habit. Combining methodological and theoretical arguments with empirical case reports and written with Elster's favourite verve and economic climate, this ebook may have a huge entice these in philosophy, psychology, economics, political technology, in addition to literary stories, background, and sociology.
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The artificial copy of the seed has no such force. Yet, to my eyes, both seeds look the same. ” 4 4. To object here that a microscopic examination would reveal the differences between the real seed and the artificial copy is to admit that one has not understood what is at issue here. The point is not to determine what exactly we are looking at, but to develop soul-spiritual forces.
It depends upon the inner lives we have 1chap Black 23 How To Know Higher Worlds 23 developed whether, when we travel across the ocean, only a few inner experiences pass through our souls, or we sense the eternal language of the world spirit and understand the mysterious riddles of creation. To develop a meaningful relationship to the outer world we must learn to work with our own feelings and ideas. The world around us is filled everywhere with the glory of God, but we have to experience the divine in our own souls before we can find it in our surroundings.
Everything around us grows still. We put aside everything that reminds us of outer impressions. Quiet, inward contemplation and dialog with the purely spiritual world completely fill our soul. For students of the spirit, this quiet contemplation must become a necessity of life. At first, we are wholly absorbed in a world of thought. We must develop a living feeling for this silent thinking activity. We must learn to love what streams toward us from the spirit. Then we shall soon cease to accept this world of thought as less real than the everyday life surrounding us.
Alchemies of the Mind: Rationality and the Emotions by Jon Elster