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In this first lecture I shall be concerned to refute a theory which is widely held, and which I formerly held myself: the theory that the essence of everything mental is a certain quite peculiar something called "consciousness," conceived either as a relation to objects, or as a pervading quality of psychical phenomena.
Besides ways of being conscious there are other things that would ordinarily be called "mental," such as desire and pleasure and pain.
But this I did find: my need was mental and social.
I put it down to mental deficiency on my part, but since then I have decided that it was for want of preparation.
But when he had gone into another room, to which the countess hurriedly followed him, he assumed a grave air and thoughtfully shaking his head said that though there was danger, he had hopes of the effect of this last medicine and one must wait and see, that the malady was chiefly mental, but...
It would be easy to show that several distinct mental actions are commonly embraced by this term; but every one understands what is meant, when it is said that instinct impels the cuckoo to migrate and to lay her eggs in other birds' nests.
"There is a mental inhibition by which such symptoms can be checked and controlled," said Challenger.
Mental excitement was apt to send me with a rush back to my own naked land and the figures scattered upon it.
It is part of the martyrdom which I endure for the cause of the Truth that there are seasons of mental weakness, when Cubes and Spheres flit away into the background of scarce-possible existences; when the Land of Three Dimensions seems almost as visionary as the Land of One or None; nay, when even this hard wall that bars me from my freedom, these very tablets on which I am writing, and all the substantial realities of Flatland itself, appear no better than the offspring of a diseased imagination, or the baseless fabric of a dream.
"Devil, eh?" Razumov exclaimed, with mental excitement, as if he had made an interesting discovery.
If this state of depression continues, very distressing mental consequences may follow; and I only do my duty in suggesting that some relative or friend should interfere who has influence enough to rouse her.
Can it be that the letters are the outcome of a mental disorder?