The Resource The insanity of genius and the general inequality of human faculty physiologically considered, by J.F. Nisbet, (electronic resource)

The insanity of genius and the general inequality of human faculty physiologically considered, by J.F. Nisbet, (electronic resource)

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The insanity of genius and the general inequality of human faculty physiologically considered
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The insanity of genius and the general inequality of human faculty physiologically considered
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by J.F. Nisbet
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eng
Summary
"Men of genius have exercised a powerful influence in the world since history began. Yet they are still more or less of an enigma even to themselves. As chiefs and warriors among savage tribes, as men of letters, art, or science, statesmen or military commanders in civilised communities, they win the admiration of their fellows without furnishing in their own lives any conclusive indication of the means by which their success is achieved. They strike out a path for themselves, and seem to owe little or nothing to help or example. Genius has never been the monopoly of any class or system. It is as likely to manifest itself in the peasant as in the peer, and, indeed, in any list that might be drawn up of the great men of the world, examples would be found of intellectual capacity asserting itself in all conditions of life, and quite independently of the much-vaunted advantages of education. By what fatality a small number of individuals thus find themselves born to pre-eminence in every successive generation -- carrying, so to speak, the marshal's baton in their knapsack -- is one of the most interesting questions that can engage the human mind, and many, accordingly, have been the speculations indulged in with regard to the nature and origin of the gifts which lift the favoured few above the general level of their species"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
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1851-1899
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Nisbet, John Ferguson
Index
index present
LC call number
BF412
LC item number
.N57 1912
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Genius
  • Insanity
  • Psychology, Pathological
  • Psychology
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The insanity of genius and the general inequality of human faculty physiologically considered, by J.F. Nisbet, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
  • 6th ed. /
  • with a preface by Bernard Hollander.
Extent
xlii, 341 p.
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electronic
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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(DcWaAPA)apa04132146
Label
The insanity of genius and the general inequality of human faculty physiologically considered, by J.F. Nisbet, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
  • 6th ed. /
  • with a preface by Bernard Hollander.
Extent
xlii, 341 p.
Form of item
electronic
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DcWaAPA)apa04132146

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