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  • From profusely cited evidence of what he took to be an invariable correlation between mental and physical states in the individual, La Mettrie con cluded that, in addition to every vital and involuntary function, all the forms of conscious life — such as sensa - tion, the passions, memory, thinking, volition — are regularly contingent upon the “organic machine,” and more exactly on the structures and activity of the central nervous system.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • I felt mortified -- as if I had been morally undressed by this ruddy-skinned stranger and found to be a mound of spiritual flab sensa backbone.

    Steven Crandell: One Burrito for Mankind

  • The kender cracked one eye open hesitantly, gripped by the unfamiliar sensa - tion of fear.


  • The first half is largely carried by sheer sensa-wunder, and on a re-read (re-listen?) things are a little sluggish (when I first read it, the shock of the new kept me going, these days I think it would be much harder to pull off).

    Finch: A Primer on Novel Openings (Please Chime In)

  • Instead, the faculty of conscious attention generates ideas corresponding to the sensa, and which are retained.

    Collingwood's Aesthetics

  • But imagination, since it deals not with sensa but with their ideated analogues, is a type of thought, and with the introduction of thought comes the possibility of error.

    Collingwood's Aesthetics

  • Bekus to do it rite yew need extensib knowledge of teh Engerlish langwidge and a sensa humer.

    The previous night came back - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • A first point that is directly relevant to the theory of expression is that probably all sensa have an emotional

    Collingwood's Aesthetics

  • In fact, by what we said in section IV, there are no impressions (sensa) of jealousy at all; jealousy is an emotion of consciousness.

    Collingwood's Aesthetics

  • The solution, which as far as I can see is consistent with everything else Collingwood says, is simply to erase the requirement that the listener must undergo anything at the psychical level, the level of sensa, coevally with expression (we leave open the question of whether it must have happened to one in the past).

    Collingwood's Aesthetics


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