By adopting smaller and smaller elements of motion we only approach a solution of the problem, but never reach it.
absolute continuity) and thereby corrects the inevitable error which the human mind cannot avoid when it deals with separate elements of motion instead of examining continuous motion.
To study the laws of history we must completely change the subject of our observation, must leave aside kings, ministers, and generals, and the common, infinitesimally small elements by which the masses are moved.
Related to Emotion also and one of the most necessary elements in the higher forms of literature is Imagination, the faculty of making what is absent or unreal seem present and real, and revealing the hidden or more subtile forces of life.
Idealism, the tendency opposite to Realism, seeks to emphasize the spiritual and other higher elements, often to bring out the spiritual values which lie beneath the surface.
These two cases are fundamentally different, for, as just remarked, in the union of two pure species the male and female sexual elements are perfect, whereas in hybrids they are imperfect.
In regard to the sterility of hybrids, in which the sexual elements are imperfectly developed, the case is very different.
These ways, taken together, are called the "cognitive" elements in mind, and it is these that will occupy us most during the following lectures.
According to him there are three elements involved in the thought of an object.
Then, according to Meinong, we have to distinguish three elements which are necessarily combined in constituting the one thought.
Vronsky at the first moment felt embarrassed at not even knowing of the first part of the Two Elements
, of which the author spoke as something well known.
The two philosophers had more in common than they were conscious of; and probably some elements
of Plato remain still undetected in Aristotle.
At such moments, the roaring of the flames, the crackling of the furious element
, with the tearing of falling branches, and occasionally the thundering echoes of some falling tree, united to alarm the victims.
A strong and noble man; so much left undeveloped in him to the last; in a kindlier element what might he not have been,--Poet, Priest, Sovereign Ruler
Nature, in return for his nobleness, had said to him, 'Live in an element of diseased sorrow.