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Description: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1877 Excerpt: ... PHRENOLOGY PROVED, ILLUSTRATED, AND APPLIED. GENERAL REMARKS IN PROOF OF PHRENOLOGY. Phrenology professes to point out a connexion between attain manifestations of the mind, and particular condition and developments of the brain. It asserts, for example, that the feeling of benevolence or kindness, is always manifested and indicated by means of, and in proportion to, a given portion of the brain; (see cuts;) and that the same is true Oi cautiousness or circumspection, of love, hatred, and reason, and of all the other mental faculties and feelings; and, vice versa, that the relative developments and various conditions of given portions of the brain, manifest and indicate the character and talents of individuals; so that the one can be always ascertained by an observance of the other. Phrenology also claims to be a new and complete system of intellectual and moral philosophy, and professes to develop and illustrate the fundamental principles of human nature--principles which are inseparably connected with man's improvement and happiness, and which embrace ever' thing pertaining to him as a physical, moral, and intellectual bemg. It rests for support, in part, upon the tru'.h of the following propositions. I. The brain is the organ of the mind, or that corporeal instrument which the mind employs in the exercise oi thought and feeling. This proposition is established by the following arguments. First. How impossible soever t may be for us to comprenend the connexion between mind and matter, it is, nevertheless, indisputably true, that we have no knowledge of th- operations of the mind, except through the medium of its physical organ, the body. This fact admits of the most ample proof; but, without proof, it mus be obvious to every tm c who reflects at all-...