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Passions in William Ockham's Philosophical Psychology

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If a circle is enlarged, the curve of its circumference becomes less; if a circle is infinite, its circumference is a straight line. He presaged Gestalt psychology, systems theory, and ecology in his comment, "Thou must always bear in mind, what is the nature of this whole, and what is my nature, and how this is related to that, and what kind of a part it is of what kind of a whole."(201) He had a keen appreciation of history and possibility but stressed action in the present moment: "Bear in mind that every man lives only this present time, which is an indivisible point, and that all the rest of his life is either past or it is uncertain."(209) Marcus Aurelius described the stoic ideal of an introspective psychology. "It is in thy power whenever thou shalt choose to retire into thyself.

Pages: 213

Publisher: Springer; 2004 edition (May 31, 2004)

ISBN: 1402021186

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