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Wed Apr 05 04:13:33 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Dawn of Reason, by James Weir This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: The Dawn of Reason or, Mental Traits in the Lower Animals Author: James Weir Release Date: May 25, 2007 [EBook #21608] Language: English Character set encoding: UTF-8 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE DAWN OF REASON *** Produced by Marilynda Fraser-Cunliffe, Anne Storer and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http:--www.pgdp.net Transcriber’s Note: Inconsistencies in hyphenation left in as per original text. * * * * * * * THE DAWN OF REASON OR MENTAL TRAITS IN THE LOWER ANIMALS BY JAMES WEIR, JR., M.D. New York THE MACMILLAN COMPANY LONDON: MACMILLAN & CO., LTD. 1899 _All rights reserved_ * * * COPYRIGHT, 1899, BY THE MACMILLAN COMPANY. Norwood Press J.
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U.S.A. * To My Father * * * * Wed Apr 05 04:13:33 2017 2 WHO, WHILE NOT A SCIENTIST, HAS YET TAKEN AN INTELLIGENT AND APPRECIATIVE INTEREST IN MY WORK THIS BOOK IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED * * * * * PREFACE Most works on mind in the lower animals are large and ponderous volumes, replete with technicalities, and unfit for the general reader; therefore the author of this book has endeavored to present the evidences of mental action, in creatures lower than man, in a clear, simple, and brief form. He has avoided all technicalities, and has used the utmost brevity consistent with clearness and accuracy.
He also believes that metaphysics has no place in a discussion of psychology, and has carefully refrained from using this once powerful weapon of psychologists. Many of the data used by the authors of more pretentious works are second-hand or hearsay; the author of this treatise, howev...





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