Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A supposed substance or quasi-material which by its differentiations constitutes mind.
“A universe of mind-stuff and a civilising force constantly causing change, for change is growth, constantly compelling expression of that change — to conceive it is to conceive infinitude.”
“If you subscribe to yogas chitta vritti nirodhah, then loud verbal music increases the fluctuations of the mind-stuff.”
“But unless there are at least some mental phenomena that occur absent physical cause, then mind-stuff is obviously a superfluous hypothesis.”
“Especially today perhaps, when so many people think the real me is some ghost or mind-stuff or inner self and that we can do what we please with the body and be unaffected ‘inside’, we need to retrieve a proper sense of the place of the body.”
“For this and other reasons, mind-stuff has mostly fallen out of fashion.”
“For example, if matter-stuff and mind-stuff are of fundamentally different kinds, how are causal relations between them possible?”
“That is the mind-stuff or the “memes” that destroyed American conservatism and transformed the Republican Party into what it is today.”
“He endorsed it in the course of repudiating the ˜mind-stuff theory™, according to which”
“What the notion of the unicity of intellect seems to have in common with the doctrine of transmigration seems to be the fact that this mystic doctrine too regards the bodily possession of intellect as its individuating factor and the intellectual soul's ability to occupy different bodies at different times as consistent with the neutral general character of the intellect as a non-material mind-stuff.”
“Yoga consists in the intentional stopping of the spontaneous activity of the mind-stuff.”
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