Illusions eBook

James Sully
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 358 pages of information about Illusions.


Emotion and Perception, 212; AEsthetic Intuition, 213; Subjective Impressions of beauty misinterpreted, 213-216; analogous Emotional Intuitions, 216, 217; Insight, its nature, 217-220; Passive Illusions of Insight, 220-222; Active Illusions of Insight:  projection of individual feelings, 222-224; the poetic transformation of nature, 224-226; special predispositions as falsifying Insight, 226-228; value of faculty of Insight, 228-230.



Vulgar confidence in Memory, 231-233; definition of Memory, 233-235; Psychology of Memory, 235-237; Physiology of Memory, 237, 238; Memory as localization in the past, 238-241; Illusions of Memory classified, 241-245.

  (1) Illusions of Time-Perspective:—­

(a) Definite Localization of events:  constant errors in retrospective estimate of time, 245-249; varying errors:  estimate of duration during a period, 249-251; variations in retrospective estimate of duration, 251-256.

  (b) Indefinite Localization:  effect of vividness of mnemonic image
  on the apparent distance of events, 256-258; isolated public events,
  258, 259; active element in errors of Localization, 259-261.

(2) Distortions of Memory:—­Transformation of past through forgetfulness, 261-264; confusion of distinct recollections, 264-266; Active Illusion:  influence of present imaginative activity, 266-269; exaggeration in recollections of remote experiences, 269, 270; action of present feeling in transforming past, 270, 271.
(3) Hallucinations of Memory:—­Their nature, 271-273; past dreams taken for external experiences, 273-277; past waking imagination taken for external reality, 277-280; recollection of prenatal ancestral experience, 280, 281; filling up gaps in recollection, 281-283. Illusions connected with, Personal Identity:—­Illusions of Memory and Sense of identity, 283, 284; idea of permanent self, how built up, 285-287; disturbances of sense of identity, 287-290; fallibility and trustworthiness of Memory, 290-292.

  NOTE.—­Momentary Illusions of Self-consciousness, 293.



  Belief as Immediate or Intuitive, 294-296; simple and compound
  Belief, 296.

  A. Simple Illusory Belief:—­

      (1) Expectation:  its nature, 297, 298; Is Expectation ever intuitive?
        298; Expectation and Inference from the past, 299-301; Expectation
        of new kinds of experience, 301, 302; Permanent Expectations
        of remote events, 302; misrepresentation of future duration,
        302-305; Imaginative transformation of future, 305-307.

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