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Date: 1728 (1733)

"'Tis however to be observ'd that whatever Pleasures or Pains we may happen to be sensible of, these do not spring up in the Mind of their own Accord, but are deriv'd to us, either from the Impressions of some Objects that are external to the human Soul, or from some Thoughts and Reflections, abo...

— Campbell, Archibald (1691–1756)

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Date: 1728 (1733)

"In the first Place, I say, our Pleasures or Pains are derived to us from the Impressions of some Objects that are external to the Mind."

— Campbell, Archibald (1691–1756)

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Date: 1728 (1733)

"If the several Members, and the constituent Parts of this curious Machine, which the Mind always carries about her, have a brisk uniform Motion, and be so ballanc'd and adjusted as easily to perform all the Animal Functions, this gives a Briskness and Vivacity to the Mind, and entertains her wit...

— Campbell, Archibald (1691–1756)

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Date: 1728 (1733)

"But when we consider how the human Body stands connected with the Rest of the visible Creation, and depends, as to its Motions that immediatly affect the Mind, upon the Impressions which from thence it receiveth; 'tis very obvious, that the Mind derives her Pleasures or Pains, by means of her Bo...

— Campbell, Archibald (1691–1756)

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Date: 1728 (1733)

"Those common Powers of every human Body (or rather of the Mind awaken'd by some Particular Motions in the Body, after a Manner we do not now understand) that go by the general Name of the Senses, are the great Instruments which convey to the Mind either Pleasure or Pain from every Object we here...

— Campbell, Archibald (1691–1756)

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Date: 1728 (1733)

"Now,'tis this Dependence, which the Mind Is always conscious she has upon the Body, that engageth her in so very deep a Concern for it. For if the Mind suffer'd no Alteration in her State, from whatever Impressions might be made on it by external Objects, we have no Reason to believe, but that s...

— Campbell, Archibald (1691–1756)

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Date: 1728 (1733)

"By which Means she always bears a mighty Liking and Good-will to the Body; which is very much encreased from considering its Usefulness, and that it serves as a very commodious Engine to carry her about in her Diversions and Amusements, and to procure other Objects which she feels as necessary t...

— Campbell, Archibald (1691–1756)

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Date: 1728 (1733)

"And my Reader will be pleas'd to observe, That whatever agreeable Perceptions we have form thence, they must all necessarily expire with the Body, unless the Author of Nature immediatly interpose and appoint new Regulations; for in the present Constitution of Things, the Human Body is the only E...

— Campbell, Archibald (1691–1756)

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Date: 1728 (1733)

"I beg Leave here to admire the just Reasoning, and the Noble Zeal which some Heathen Philosophers have employ'd to perswade the World, that the Mind is a Man's self, while the Body is only, as it were, a Prison, to which we are here for a while confin'd."

— Campbell, Archibald (1691–1756)

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Date: 1728 (1733)

"Thus does that Great Man, with a Noble Elevation of Soul, teach his Disciples what he properly was, not the Body, which they were soon to see a lifeless Carcase, but the Mind, which after the Poyson should stop the Motions of his Earthly Machine, would strait go off to inhabit the Mansions of th...

— Campbell, Archibald (1691–1756)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.