It is clear that psychology is concerned essentially with actual particulars, not merely with systems
And as we must look at the curious and complex laws governing the facility with which trees can be grafted on each other as incidental on unknown differences in their vegetative systems
, so I believe that the still more complex laws governing the facility of first crosses, are incidental on unknown differences, chiefly in their reproductive systems
I will simply call your attention to the fact that your modern systems
of popular election, of two chambers, and of juries all had their origin in provincial and oecumenical councils, and in the episcopate and college of cardinals; but there is this difference,--the views of civilization held by our present-day philosophy seem to me to fade away before the sublime and divine conception of Catholic communion, the type of a universal social communion brought about by the word and the fact that are combined in religious dogma.
This form of Socialism has, moreover, been worked out into complete systems
It would compel the rebuild- ing of the switchboards and the invention of new signal systems
But before I mention this advantage to you, I want to compromise myself personally, and therefore I boldly declare that all these fine systems
, all these theories for explaining to mankind their real normal interests, in order that inevitably striving to pursue these interests they may at once become good and noble--are, in my opinion, so far, mere logical exercises
Each man was his own philosopher, and the elaborate systems
which the great men of the past had composed were only valid for the writers.
Where the land with serf-labor and good management gave a yield of nine to one, on the half-crop system
it yields three to one.
I do not know whether hotel servants in New York get any wages or not, but I do know that in some of the hotels there the feeing system
in vogue is a heavy burden.
And he writes to me here, that he will be glad to show me, in operation, the only true system
of prison discipline; the only unchallengeable way of making sincere and lasting converts and penitents - which, you know, is by solitary confinement.
IN ADDITION to the defects already enumerated in the existing federal system
, there are others of not less importance, which concur in rendering it altogether unfit for the administration of the affairs of the Union.
Although, in most of these examples, the system
has been so dissimilar from that under consideration as greatly to weaken any inference concerning the latter from the fate of the former, yet, as the States will retain, under the proposed Constitution, a very extensive portion of active sovereignty, the inference ought not to be wholly disregarded.