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Hume, David - 6th sense versus the other senses

Identifier

029317

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

impressions =  sensations, passions, and emotions

ideas =  invisible input - the faint images of these in thinking and reasoning; such as, for instance, all the perceptions excited by the present discourse

A description of the experience

Treatise, Bk. I, Part I, Sect. I.

All the perceptions of the human mind resolve themselves into two distinct kinds, which I shall call impressions and ideas. The difference betwixt these consists in the degrees of force and liveliness, with which they strike upon the mind, and make their way into our thought or consciousness. Those perceptions which enter with most force and violence, we may name impressions; and, under this name, I comprehend all our sensations, passions, and emotions, as they make their first appearance in the soul. By ideas, I mean the faint images of these in thinking and reasoning; such as, for instance, are all the perceptions excited by the present discourse, excepting only those which arise from the sight and touch, and excepting the immediate pleasure or uneasiness it may occasion,

The source of the experience

Hume, David

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Home schooling
Squash the big I am

Commonsteps

References