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Feb 16, 2012 Gareth rated it it was amazing
This is a great book. From Plato right through to the 19th century, philosophers approached questions of ethics and knowledge through an understanding of how the mind worked. In Bacon's time, this took the form of what's now called faculty psychology, which saw the functioning of the mind in terms of overlapping and interrelated faculties. The faculty of understanding apprehended the direct forms of things, which was then analysed by reason, and, with the aid of imagination, used to direct and ...more