” But though cognition is not an element of mental action, nor even in any real sense of the word an aspect of it, the distinction of cognition and conation has if properly defined a definite value. “


” Curiosity begins as an act of tearing to pieces or analysis. “


” In the perception of a tree we can distinguish the act of experiencing, or perceiving, from the thing experienced, or perceived. “


” It may be added, to prevent misunderstanding, that when I speak of contemplated objects in this last phrase as objects of contemplation, the act of contemplation itself is of course an enjoyment. “


” Psychology is the science of the act of experiencing, and deals with the whole system of such acts as they make up mental life. “


” The mental act of sensation which issues in reflex movement is so simple as to defy analysis. “


” The perceptive act is a reaction of the mind upon the object of which it is the perception. “


” The sensory acts are accordingly distinguished by their objects. “


” The thing of which the act of perception is the perception is experienced as something not mental. “



All 9 Samuel Alexander Quotes about Act in picture


But though cognition is not an element of mental action, nor even in any real sense of the word an aspect of it, the distinction of cognition and conation has if properly defined a definite value.
Curiosity begins as an act of tearing to pieces or analysis.
In the perception of a tree we can distinguish the act of experiencing, or perceiving, from the thing experienced, or perceived.
It may be added, to prevent misunderstanding, that when I speak of contemplated objects in this last phrase as objects of contemplation, the act of contemplation itself is of course an enjoyment.
Psychology is the science of the act of experiencing, and deals with the whole system of such acts as they make up mental life.
The mental act of sensation which issues in reflex movement is so simple as to defy analysis.
The perceptive act is a reaction of the mind upon the object of which it is the perception.
The sensory acts are accordingly distinguished by their objects.
The thing of which the act of perception is the perception is experienced as something not mental.

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