Excerpt from The Concept Purpose: A Philosophical Thesis
In the unity of consciousness, we find the intellectual side of life and the volitional side of life very closely bound up together. We never find in experience either the intellectual or the volitional elements independent and alone. In psychology we find neuroses and psychoses inevitably linked together; and if we examine ideas, and try to determine their nature, we again find the intellectual and the volitional closely intertwined. Both are united in a single consciousness. According to the philosophy of Locke, ideas are the objects of thought. Locke's definitions of "Idea" are as follows: An idea is "whatsoever is the object of the understanding, when a man thinks" . . . "whatever it is which the mind can be employed about in thinking." Ideas are the material with which the mind works. They are obtained wholly from experience. They come into the mind as the results, the effects, produced through the means of sensation.
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