Excerpt from Essays on the Powers of the Human Mind: To Which Are Added, an Essay on Quantity, and an Analysis of Aristotle's Logic
Human knowledge may be reduced to two general heads, according as it relates to body, or to mind; to things material, or to things intellectual.
The whole system of bodies in the universe, of which we know but a. Very small part, may be called the. Material World; the whole system of minds, from the infinite Creator to the meanest creature endowed with thought, may be called the Intellectual World. These are the two great kingdoms of nature that fall within our notice; and about the one, or the other, or things pertaining to them, every art, every science, and every human thought is employed nor can the boldest ﬂight of imagination carry us beyond their limits.
Many things there are, indeed, regarding the nature and the structure both of body and of mind, which our faculties cannot reach; many difficulties which the ablest philosopher cannot resolve; but of other natures, if any other there be, we have no knowledge, no conception at all.
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