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[These measures are considered separately in their
Distinguishing features of Insanity re-stated, and con-
trasted with those of Brutality.
What men will not do, as being right, they must
do, as being ordered to do it.
The class of persons to whom this principle is appli-
cable, left uneducated, or ill-educated, owing
to its non-application; punished, when con-
victed of criminal acts, not taught to avoid
Discrepancies between these views and some con-
tained in a former Essay by the Author, ex-
Critical terminations of Insanity.
II. On Mesmerism. Referred to page 38.
III. - Adam Smith's theory of the morbid na-
Case, illustrative of the second form of
mental disease, or Brutality; and its
THE relation of physical phenomena to human happiness is amply investigated in the present day. But the direct and practical effect, which the philosophy of mind is calculated to produce, has received far less systematic inquiry. That this should be the case, might easily be anticipated from the different degree of precision, which the steps made in each of these pursuits are capable of obtaining. And yet, with less public estimation of their value, the few principles thus actually obtained are calculated to exert a most beneficial influence on mankind.
As instances of such discoveries, I might adduce