Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Thomas Reid on Remembrance

Why sensation should compel our belief of the present existence of the thing, memory a belief of its past existence, and imagination no belief at all, I believe no philosopher can give a shadow of reason, but that such is the nature of these operations: They are all simple and original, and therefore inexplicable acts of the mind.
Thomas Reid: An Inquiry into the Human Mind, on the Priciples of Common Sense

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