In Hartley's Theory of the Human Mind (London, 1775), Priestley made famous a system he himself relied on, namely, David Hartley's association of ideas
Free association of ideas
opens the possibilities for innovative and creative solutions to surface.
The De memoria commentary will be of interest to anyone who is trying to understand the workings of memory and recollection; and Macierowski draws attention to a passage in Samuel Taylor Coleridge indicating that Hume read, annotated, and drew on Aquinas's commentary on the De memoria for his theory of the association of ideas
Which brings us by a natural association of ideas
to Frida Kahlo.
Furthermore, some writers noted that there was a social aspect to the sensation of deriving pleasure from objects of beauty and this led them to conclude that via the association of ideas
, it was possible to appreciate objects of beauty even if one's own antennae, so to speak, were poorly developed.
The most immediate association of ideas
that comes to mind are the laws on abortion," he said.
Thus there is a natural association of ideas
between the secret military documents and the Islamic world, at a time when political will, the power of the media, and distrust among cultures are the order of the day.
Realists and symbolists, More says, are both naturalists who choose the side of physis against nomos, and for a narrative technique they employ the subjectivist portrayal of mental awareness called "stream of consciousness" which insults human dignity by reducing man to his moment-to-moment life of sensations and erupting urges, and which repudiates "rational selection and spiritual authority"--so that, as he says in an essay on Joyce, "the only law governing the flux is the so-called association of ideas
, the fact that one image by some chance similarly evokes another, and one sensation fades into another.
David Mellor does a similar thing on Classic FM every Sunday too, under the banner of ``If you liked that, you'll like this too'' - introducing listeners to diverse and varied forms of music, whose only link is a kind of free association of ideas