Category Archives: Speech

WHY WE DISAGREE

15th September, 1893 I will tell you a little story. You have heard the eloquent speaker who has just finished say, “Let us cease from [...]

The Mazic of Oz …

1. Mount Munch On the east edge of the Land of Oz, in the Munchkin Country, is a big, tall hill called Mount Munch. One one side, the bottom [...]

Sentences

A sentence is an assemblage of words so arranged as to convey a determinate sense or meaning, in other words, to express a complete thought [...]

Speech

It is very easy to learn how to speak and write correctly, as for all purposes of ordinary conversation and communication, only about 2,000 [...]

Mental Phenomena

At the end of our journey it is time to return to the question from which we set out, namely: What is it that characterizes mind as opposed [...]

On Emotions

On the two subjects of the present lecture I have nothing original to say, and I am treating them only in order to complete the discussion o [...]

Truth

The definition of truth and falsehood, which is our topic to-day, lies strictly outside our general subject, namely the analysis of mind. Fr [...]

Belief

Belief, which is our subject to-day, is the central problem in the analysis of mind. Believing seems the most “mental” thing we [...]

Vocal Instruments

I. THE BELLOWS Fig. 1 FIG. 1.—Front view of the thorax showing the breastbone, to which on either side are attached the (shaded) rib carti [...]

The Vocal Instrument

A distinction is generally made in physics between sound and noise. Noise affects our tympanic membrane as an irregular succession of shocks [...]

Origin of Speech

The evolutionary theory is thus propounded by Romanes in his “Mental Evolution in Man,” pp. 377-399: “Starting from the hi [...]