He returns, however, to the discussion of the individual and articulates the inevitability of the association of ideas
, and in so doing, makes his debt to Locke most apparent: (28)
The admiration and awe, then, are transferred through the association of ideas
from the distance itself to the object, which in turn stirs sublime feelings.
One class of phenomena in which "ordinary, mental modification,- i.e., mental activities and passivities, of which we are unconscious, but which manifest their existence by effects of which we are conscious" is the association of ideas
in which "one thought suggests another in conformity to certain determinate laws".
But Jarry at least anticipated Joyce in several ways: both employed complex symbolism, both devoted a great deal of attention to interior states, such as dreams, both used sentence fragments and free association of ideas
, and both employed wordplay, including neologisms.
And perhaps even in Mark, the command to Peter to go to Galilee suggests a similar association of ideas
in a gospel where the gentile mission is inaugurated by Jesus.
He surveys the theories of Thomas Hobbes, David Hartley, Aristotle, Descartes, and others as they relate to problems of perception and of the development of thought through the association of ideas
, and he assesses the influence of Immanuel Kant on his own philosophy.
The novel, ostensibly a chaotic account by Tristram of his life from the time of his conception to the present, shows how much Sterne was influenced by John Locke 's theory of the irrational nature of the association of ideas
. The historian, however (except for a few brief flashes), never gets beyond the second or third year of his life.
By association of ideas
, how can one begin to describe to the generations fed on the diet of the US-dominated world media, the Portuguese interest in Africa that inspired the offer to hold the First AU-EU summit in Lisbon?
There is nothing casual about Morina's poetry, no random association of ideas
; everything is ordered according to a rational hierarchy of importance, in a slow scansion of language that makes each word briefly stand out and then fall back into the ranks in an ongoing survey of the private or collective consciousness.
In "On Genius and Common Sense," Hazlitt states that as common sense underlies genius and taste, "all that is meant by feeling or common sense" by turn "is nothing but the different cases of the association of ideas
...." Thus, artistic expression itself "is got at solely by feeling, that is, on the principle of the association of ideas
..." (Works 8.35-38).
Hume then breaks the link to reality when he explains causality as the association of ideas
, not existents.