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" DISORDERS of intellect," answered Imlac, " happen much more often than superficial observers will easily believe. Perhaps, if we speak with rigorous exactness, no human mind is in its right state. There is no man, whose imagination does not sometimes... "
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von Samuel Johnson - 1811
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Science in Culture

Peter Louis Galison, Stephen Richards Graubard, Everett Mendelsohn - 1998 - 246 Seiten
...population on his shoulders. Imlac reflects that no one is immune from the depredations of the imagination: "There is no man whose imagination does not sometimes predominate over his reason, . . . All power of fancy over reason is a degree of insanity; ... By degrees the reign of fancy is...
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Flesh in the Age of Reason

Roy Porter, Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter - 2004 - 573 Seiten
...traditional Christian sense of human frailty, and his distrust of egoism, pride and presump182 tion: 'There is no man whose imagination does not sometimes predominate over his reason, who can regulate this attention wholly by his will, and whose ideas will come and go at his command. . . . All power...
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The Anatomy of Madness: Essays in the History of Psychiatry, Band 1

William F. Bynum, Roy Porter, Michael Shepherd - 2004 - 336 Seiten
...with his traditional Christian sense of human frailty and distrust of egoism, pride, and presumption: 'There is no man whose imagination does not sometimes predominate over his reason, who can regulate this attention wholly by his will, and whose ideas will come and go at his command. No man will be...
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What Good are the Arts?

John Carey - 2006 - 286 Seiten
...uncertainties of our present state, the most dreadful and alarming is the uncertain continuance of reason . . . There is no man whose imagination does not sometimes predominate over his reason . . . and force him to hope or fear beyond the limits of sober probability. All power of fancy over...
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A Mind Apart: Travels in a Neurodiverse World

Susanne Antonetta - 2007 - 239 Seiten
...you're an Alice with your distorted self waiting. Johnson, Brigham 's hero, goes so far as to say that "if we speak with rigorous exactness, no human mind is in its right state" and writes movingly of the start of psychosis: "He who has nothing external that can divert him, must...
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