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Bain, Alexander 1818-1903

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Works: 290 works in 1,777 publications in 7 languages and 12,602 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Textbooks  Examinations  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Annotator, Composer, Other
Classifications: BF161, B
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Education as a science by Alexander Bain( Book )
142 editions published between 1867 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 788 libraries worldwide
This book presents a systematic treatment of the process of education, seen as a logically cogent and scientifically valid method for the development of a person: it thus must encompass not only basic cognitive skills such as grammar and arithmetic, but also include instruction in morality, art and literature
The senses and the intellect by Alexander Bain( Book )
97 editions published between 1855 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 libraries worldwide
"The object of this treatise is to give a full and systematic account of two principal divisions of the science of mind,--the Senses and the Intellect. The remaining two divisions, comprising the Emotions and the Will, will be the subject of a future treatise. While endeavouring to present in a methodical form all the important facts and doctrines bearing upon mind, considered as a branch of science, I have seen reason to adopt some new views, and to depart, in a few instances, from the most usual arrangement of the topics"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
James Mill, a biography by Alexander Bain( Book )
70 editions published between 1882 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 735 libraries worldwide
"This book is a biography of the life and times of the philosopher and historian James Mill." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The emotions and the will by Alexander Bain( Book )
105 editions published between 1859 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 721 libraries worldwide
"The present publication is a sequel to my former one, on the Senses and the Intellect, and completes a Systematic Exposition of the Human Mind. The generally admitted, but vaguely conceived, doctrine of the connexion between mind and body has been throughout discussed definitely. In treating of the Emotions, I include whatever is known of the physical embodiment of each. The Natural History Method, adopted in delineating the Sensations, is continued in the Treatise on the Emotions. The first chapter is devoted to Emotion in general; after which the individual kinds are classified and discussed; separate chapters being assigned to the Æsthetic Emotions--arising on the contemplation of Beauty in Nature and in Art--and to the Ethical, or the Moral Sentiment. Under this last head, I have gone fully into the Theory of Moral Obligation. It has been too much the practice to make the discussion of the Will comprise only the single metaphysical problem of Liberty and Necessity. Departing from this narrow usage, I have sought to ascertain the nature of the faculty itself, its early germs, or foundations, in the human constitution, and the course of its development, from its feeblest indications in infancy to the maturity of its power. Five chapters are occupied with this investigation; and five more with subjects falling under the domain of the Will, including the Conflict of Motives, Deliberation, Resolution, Effort, Desire, Moral Habits, Duty, and Moral Inability. A closing chapter embraces the Free-will controversy. As, in my view, Belief is essentially related to the active part of our being, I have reserved the consideration of it to the conclusion of the Treatise on the Will. The final dissertation of the work is on Consciousness"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
John Stuart Mill; a criticism with personal recollections by Alexander Bain( Book )
48 editions published between 1882 and 2013 in English and French and held by 611 libraries worldwide
"In the present work, I do not propose to give the complete biography of John Stuart Mill. My chief object is to examine fully his writings and character; in doing which, I have drawn freely upon my personal recollections of the second half of his life. By means of family documents, I have been able to add a few important particulars to his own account of his early years"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Mind and body. The theories of their relation by Alexander Bain( Book )
109 editions published between 1872 and 2012 in English and held by 523 libraries worldwide
"This book examines mind and body interconnexions. What has Mind to do with brain substance, white and grey? Can any facts or laws regarding the spirit of man be gained through a scrutiny of nerve fibres and nerve cells? If the matter of the brain were the only substance that mental functions could be attributed to, all the knowledge that we possess of that organ might not avail us much in laying down laws of connexion between mind and body. But such is not the fact. The entire bodily system, though in varying degrees, is in intimate alliance with mental functions. To confine our study to the nervous substance would be to misrepresent the connexion; and the knowledge of that substance, however complete, would not suffice for the solution of the problem. Looking at a child's cut finger, we can divine its feelings; if we see a smiling countenance, we know something of the mental tone of the individual. It might seem that we must yet be a long way from understanding an organ so minute and so complicated as the Brain. If we were to confine ourselves to the one mode of post-mortem dissection, we should probably attain but a small measure of success. But another road is open. We can begin at the outworks, at the organs of sense and motion, with which the nervous system communicates; we can study their operations during life, as well as examine their intimate structure; we can experimentally vary all the circumstances of their operation; we can find how they act upon the brain, and how the brain re-acts upon them. Using all this knowledge as a key, we may possibly unlock the secrets of the anatomical structure; we may compel the cells and fibres to disclose their meaning and purpose"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Mental science by Alexander Bain( Book )
77 editions published between 1868 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 505 libraries worldwide
"The present treatise, contains a Systematic Exposition of Mind, a History of the leading Questions in Mental Philosophy, and a copious Dissertation on Ethics. The Exposition of Mind, occupying nearly half the work, is, for the most part, an abridgement of my two volumes on the subject. I have singled out, and put in conspicuous type, the leading positions; and have given a sufficient number of examples to make them understood. It is not to be expected that the full effect of the larger exposition can be produced in the shorter; still, there may be an occasional advantage in the more succinct presentation of complicated doctrines. As regards the Controverted Questions, I have entered fully into the history of opinion, so as to present the different views, both formerly, and at present, entertained on each. Nominalism and Realism, the Origin of Knowledge in the mind, External Perception, Beauty, and Freewill, are the chief subjects thus treated"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Aristotle by George Grote( Book )
37 editions published between 1872 and 1998 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
Practical essays by Alexander Bain( Book )
20 editions published between 1884 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 libraries worldwide
English composition and rhetoric. A manual by Alexander Bain( Book )
49 editions published between 1866 and 2012 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Moral science : a compendium of ethics by Alexander Bain( Book )
26 editions published between 1869 and 2012 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Logic: deductive and inductive by Alexander Bain( Book )
23 editions published between 1870 and 2011 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
"The present work aims at embracing a full course of Logic, both Formal and Inductive. In an introductory chapter, are set forth such doctrines of psychology as have a bearing on Logic, the nature of knowledge in general, and the classification of the sciences; the intention being to avoid doctrinal digressions in the course of the work. Although preparatory to the understanding of what follows, this chapter may be passed over lightly on a first perusal of the work. The part on Deduction contains the usual doctrines of the Syllogism, with the additions of Hamilton, and a full abstract of the novel and elaborate schemes of De Morgan and Boole. The Inductive portion comprises the methods of inductive research, and all those collateral topics brought forward by Mr. Mill, as part of the problem of Induction; various modifications being made in the manner of statement, the order of topics, and the proportion of the handling. The greatest innovation is the rendering of Cause by the new doctrine called the Conservation, Persistence, or Correlation of Force"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
On the study of character : including an estimate of phrenology by Alexander Bain( Book )
23 editions published between 1861 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 libraries worldwide
"The present work is intended, if possible, to reanimate the interest in the analytical study of human character, which was considerably awakened by the attention drawn to phrenology, and which seems to have declined with the comparative neglect of that study at the present time. There is nothing more certain, than that the discriminating knowledge of individual character is a primary condition of much of the social improvement that the present age is panting for. The getting the right man into the right place is mainly a problem of the judgment of character; the mere wish to promote the fitting person is nugatory in the absence of the discrimination"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Philosophical remains of George Croom Robertson, with a memoir by George Croom Robertson( Book )
13 editions published between 1894 and 2011 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
"The present volume contains a collection of the more important philosophical writings of the late Prof. Groom Robertson. Outside this work, besides his volume on Hobbes, there remain his historical articles in the Encyclop{aelig}dia Britannica on Abelard and Hobbes, his biographies of the Grotes in the Dictionary of National Biography (George Grote, his wife and two brothers--John and Arthur) and other minor contributions to various periodicals. The memoir is brief and comprehensive rather than minute. It has been somewhat extended by insertions of importance, as will be seen in their places"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
A higher English grammar by Alexander Bain( Book )
51 editions published between 1872 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Fragments on ethical subjects; being a selection from his posthumous papers by George Grote( Book )
7 editions published in 1876 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Mental science : a compendium of psychology, and the history of philosophy : designed as a text-book for high-schools and colleges by Alexander Bain( Book )
24 editions published between 1868 and 2006 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
"The present treatise contains a Systematic Exposition of Mind, and a History of the leading Questions in Mental Philosophy. The Exposition of Mind is, for the most part, an abridgment of my two volumes on the subject. I have singled out, and put in conspicuous type, the leading positions; and have given a sufficient number of examples to make them understood. It is not to be expected that the full effect of the larger exposition can be produced in the shorter; still, there may be an occasional advantage in the more succinct presentation of complicated doctrines. As regards the controverted Questions, I have entered fully into the history of opinion, so as to exhibit the different views, both formerly, and at present, entertained on each. Nominalism and Realism, the Origin of Knowledge in the mind, External Perception, Beauty, and Freewill, are the chief subjects thus treated"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Autobiography by Alexander Bain( Book )
4 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Wissenschaftliche Strömungen in der modernen englischen Pädagogik im Anschluß an Alexander Bain und S.S. Laurie by Friedrich Munker( Book )
1 edition published in 1912 in German and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Autobiography. With supplementary chapter, etc. by Alexander Bain( Book )
2 editions published between 1904 and 1975 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Alexander Bain Brits psycholoog (1818-1903)
Alexander Bain filosofo e pedagogista scozzese
Alexander Bain schottischer Philosoph und Pädagoge
Alexander Bain szkocki filozof i pedagog
Bain, A.
Bain, A. 1818-1903
Bain, A. (Alexander), 1818-1903
Bain, Alejandro 1818-1903
Bain, Aleksander.
Bain, Alex.
Bain, Alex 1818-1903
Bain, Alexander
Bain, Alexander 1818-1903
Bain, Alexandre.
Bain, Alexandre 1818-1903
Bein
Bein 1818-1903
Bein, Alexander 1818-1903
Bein, Arekisanda
Bèn.
Ben, A.
Bėn, A. 1818-1903
Ben, A. (Alexander, 1818-1903
Bèn, Aleksander.
Bėn, Aleksandr 1818-1903
Ben, Alexander 1818-1903
Ben, Arekisanderu
Bon, A., 1818-1903
Александр Бен
Александр Бэн
Бэн, Александр 1818-1903
Бэнъ, Александр, 1818-1903.
ベイン
ベイン, A.
ベイン, アレキサンダー
ベイン, アレキサンドル
ベーン, アレキサンデル
亞歷山大·貝恩
便, 亜勒山得
倍因
倍因, 亜歴山
米尹
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English (886)
French (54)
German (13)
Russian (2)
Japanese (1)
Italian (1)
Spanish (1)
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