[work on phrenology]

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[work on phrenology]

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[Having heard some lectures on Spurzheim"s ideas] "I have since looked into the Dr"s book, and if possible the case is worse. Certainly, it is not true, that, our intellectual & moral & physical powers are jumbled in such huge disorder - surely it will be marvellous if these powers can be defined and estimated with such Mathematical precision, from the size & figure of the scull; but it is very silly to say that Spurzhiem has demonstrated all this - Spurzhiem has demonstrated nothing; -for any thing he knows to the contrary, the faculties of the soul are to be ascertained from the figure & size of the abdomen - if the venerable science of palmistry is not to be revived - It is in vain to rail against the opposition shewn to novelties?the doctrine is not to be rejected for its novelty, but for its want of truth"

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Carlyle, Thomas
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[work on phrenology]

Reading experience
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ukred-12977

Evidence

[Having heard some lectures on Spurzheim"s ideas] "I have since looked into the Dr"s book, and if possible the case is worse. Certainly, it is not true, that, our intellectual & moral & physical powers are jumbled in such huge disorder - surely it will be marvellous if these powers can be defined and estimated with such Mathematical precision, from the size & figure of the scull; but it is very silly to say that Spurzhiem has demonstrated all this - Spurzhiem has demonstrated nothing; -for any thing he knows to the contrary, the faculties of the soul are to be ascertained from the figure & size of the abdomen - if the venerable science of palmistry is not to be revived - It is in vain to rail against the opposition shewn to novelties?the doctrine is not to be rejected for its novelty, but for its want of truth"

Source

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

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The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/65063
Accessed on 2019/11/19 23:57:53

Related place
Scotland
Related people
Carlyle, Thomas
Related text or manuscript
The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
Related place
Scotland
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