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Where the elemental units are supposed to be feelings, the case is in no wise altered. Take a hundred of them, shuffle them and pack them as close together as you can (whatever that may mean); still each remains the same feeling it always was, shut in its own skin, windowless, ignorant of what the 2. J.  376. Lotze has set forth the truth of this law more clearly and copiously than any other writer. Unfortunately he is too lengthy to quote. See his Microcosmus, bk.  ch.  § 5; Metaphysik, §§ 242, 260; Outlines of Metaphysics, part II.

153; and the article by Prof.  K. Clifford: ‘Mind,’ III. 57 (reprinted in his ‘Lectures and Essays,’ II.  T. Fechner, Psychophysik, Bd.  cap.  Taine: on Intelligence, bk.  Haeckel. ‘Zellseelen u. Seelenzellen,’ in Gesammelte pop. Vorträge, Bd. I. p. 143; W. S. Duncan. ; Alfred Barratt: ‘Physical Ethic’ and Physical Metempiric,’ passum’ J. Soury: ‘Hylozoismus,’ in Kosmos,’ V.  292, 431, 566; II. 129, 402; Id. , II. 86, 88, 419; III. 51, 502; IV.  W. Frankland: ‘Mind,’ VI. 116; Whittaker: ‘Mind,’ VI.

What is wanted there is that, given the percept, we should be able to infer, at least partially, the structure of the stimulus—or at any rate that this should be possible when a sufficient number of percepts are given. What we want now is that, given the structure of the stimulus (which is all that physics can give), we should be able to infer the quality of the percept—with the same limitations as before. Whether this is the case or not, is a question lying outside physics; but there is reason to think that it is the case.

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