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The ego is as little absolutely permanent as are bodies. Ernst Mach#Absolutely 69
Ernst Mach#Absolutely 69
A movement that we will to execute is never more than a represented movement, and appears in a different domain from that of the executed movement, which always takes place when the image is vivid enough. Ernst Mach#Appears 64
Ernst Mach#Appears 64
When I recall today my early youth, I should take the boy that I then was, with the exception of a few individual features, for a different person, were it not for the existence of the chain of memories. Ernst Mach#Boy 59
Ernst Mach#Boy 59
Physics is experience, arranged in economical order. Ernst Mach#Experience 58
Ernst Mach#Experience 58
The fact is, every thinker, every philosopher, the moment he is forced to abandon his one-sided intellectual occupation by practical necessity, immediately returns to the general point of view of mankind. Ernst Mach#Abandon 55
Ernst Mach#Abandon 55
Without renouncing the support of physics, it is possible for the physiology of the senses, not only to pursue its own course of development, but also to afford to physical science itself powerful assistance. Ernst Mach#Science 55
Ernst Mach#Science 55
Science always has its origin in the adaptation of thought to some definite field of experience. Ernst Mach#Science 49
Ernst Mach#Science 49
Bodies do not produce sensations, but complexes of elements (complexes of sensations) make up bodies. Ernst Mach#Bodies 47
Ernst Mach#Bodies 47
The presentations and conceptions of the average man of the world are formed and dominated, not by the full and pure desire for knowledge as an end in itself, but by the struggle to adapt himself favourably to the conditions of life. Ernst Mach#Adapt 46
Ernst Mach#Adapt 46
Man is pre-eminently endowed with the power of voluntarily and consciously determining his own point of view. Ernst Mach#Consciously 45
Ernst Mach#Consciously 45
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