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what is known of the laws which maintain themselves over
these various classes. The third part introduces, at the close
of these researches, the presentation of such conclusions as
may be legitimately gathered or more speculatively inferred
concerning the nature of the human mind.

" Professor Ladd deserves warm thanks for undertaking the preparation of
such a work." Mind.

" He writes at once as a scientist bent on gaining the fullest and clearest
insight into the phenomena of mind, and as a metaphysician deeply concerned
with the sublime question of the nature of the spiritual substance."

JAMES SULLY in The Academy.

" Well written, in excellent tone and temper, in clear, even style, free from
needless technicalities, and with due regard to the necessary difference be-
tween mere speculation or surmises and established facts."

New York Times.

" This admirable work by Professor Ladd deserves a hearty welcome from
the English public as the first book of sufficient extent of subject matter and
depth of thought to take the place in American and English literature that has
been held since 1874 in both Germany and France by Wundt's ' Griindszuge
der Physiologischen Psychologic.' " Westminster Review.

"His erudition and his broad-mindedness are on a par with each other;
and his volume will probably, for many years to come, be the standard work
of reference on the subject," Prof. WILLIAM JAMES in The Nation.

Outlines of Physiological Psychology.

A Text-book of flental Science for Academies and Colleges. By
GEORGE TRUHBULL LADD, Professor of Philosophy in Yale
University. Crown 8vo, $2.00.

The volume is not an abridgment or revision of the larger
book, Elements of Physiological Psychology, which is still to be
preferred for mature students, but, like it, surveys the entire
field, though with less details and references that might embar-
rass beginners. Briefer discussions of the nervous mechanism,
and of the nature of the mind as related to the body, will be
found in the "Outlines"; while the treatment of relations
existing between excited organs and mental phenomena offers
much new material, especially on "Consciousness," "Memory,"
and " Will."

Later chapters, considering mind and body as dependent
upon differences of age, sex, race, etc., and giving conclusions
as to the nature of the mind and as to its connection with the
bodily organism, reward the student who masters this book.

The author aims to furnish a complete yet correct text-book
for the brief study of mental phenomena from the experimental
and physiological point of view. Both pupil and teacher have
been considered, that the book may be readily learned and
successfully taught.

" I think it an honor to American science and scholarship that the best
English books on physiological psychology should come from an American
university." J. McK. CATTELL, University of Pennsylvania.

" As an introduction to the study of physiological psychology it is abso-
lutely without a rival." H. N. GARDINER, Smith College.

" For its purpose there is not a better text-book in the language."

The Nation.

" The account he gives is a succinct and clear digest of the subject, and the
illustrations leave nothing to be desired." The British Medical Journal.

"An important contribution to the experimental and physiological study of
mental phenomena." Glasgow Herald.

"Professor Ladd, in giving to the world his 'Outlines of Physiological
Psychology,' has reared a monument that marks a decided advance in the
American literature of physiological philosophy. It will be a standard work."

Boston Times.

" For lucidity of statement and comprehensiveness of treatment within
moderate limits, Professor Ladd's ' Outlines ' is, we believe, unsurpassed."

Educational Journal of Canada.

Introduction to Philosophy.

An Inquiry after a Rational System of Scientific Principles in
their Relation to Ultimate Reality. By GEORGE TRUMBULL
LADD, Professor of Philosophy in Yale University. 8vo, $3.00.

The hope of the author, as expressed in the Preface and
incorporated in the title, is that this book may serve to
"introduce" some of its readers to the study of philosophy.

Among those for whom it is intended may be first men-
tioned the young in the later years of our higher educational
institutions. It is, however, not a technical book for instruc-
tion, such being, in the opinion of the author, unbecoming a
study of problems which invite reflection and end in opinion.
But there are others who share in the general pursuit after a
knowledge of philosophical questions. None who are thought-
ful escape the mysteries of which life itself is made up, and to
all earnest inquirers the book appeals especially. The language
has been simplified to the utmost, though the questions are of
such nature that new terms and unfamiliar language sometimes
occur of necessity, yet all is found to be intelligible and clearly
stated. Finally it may be said that the author has not left
himself entirely concealed in the treatment of the subject. He
modestly makes the confession that his own views, to an extent
positive as well as critical, appear in the pages, and to the
public this makes the book of double value and interest.

CONTENTS: The Source of Philosophy and its Problems Relation of
Philosophy to the Particular Sciences Psychology and Philosophy
The Spirit and the Method of Philosophy Dogmatism,J3kepticism, and
Criticism The Divisions of Philosophy The Theory of Knowledge
Metaphysics Philosophy of Nature and Philosophy of Mind Ethics
^Esthetics Philosophy of Religion Tendencies and Schools in

"The study of his book will be a discipline in shrewd and portrayed rea-
soning, and open up a world of ideas that will add scope and enjoyment to the
student's mind. We give it our unqualified endorsement."

The Quarterly Review.
" In all its aspects we are sure Professor Ladd's work will be welcomed."

Herald and Presbyter.

" The entire discussion is fresh, candid, and able. It is not only an intro-
duction, it is also a contribution to philosophy."

Post-Graduate IVooster Quarterly.

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