mental life

mental life

An obsolete term that formerly encompassed the functional activity related to sensation, reasoning and voluntary action.
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All the earliest products of these processes of 'popular' and minstrel composition are everywhere lost long before recorded literature begins, but the processes themselves in their less formal stages continue among uneducated people (whose mental life always remains more or less primitive) even down to the present time.
I always shrank from the sight of a new person, and all the more when it was a person whose mental life was likely to weary my reluctant insight with worldly ignorant trivialities.
The virtual cessation of postal distribution and the collapse of all newspaper enterprise had left an immense and aching gap in the mental life of this time.
My mental life was not helped by the fact that I was a sickly kid in a family that generally viewed illness as a stigma.
Instead, we found that the most important feature defining the American Dream today is the ability to achieve a happy and healthy mental life.
Lubitz's mental life may have been more like that of a terrorist, or a mass murderer who uses more conventional methods to kill, than a depressed individual.
Westen (10) discusses controlled experimental research that shows much of mental life is unconscious, including cognitive, emotional and motivational processes.
In contrast to those who suppose that self-knowledge is transmitted automatically through the presence of phenomenal properties, and in contrast to those who suppose that self-knowledge requires us to represent ourselves to ourselves, Soteriou shows how having a mental life that is governed by different aims ensures a kind of self-knowledge--a knowledge of what we are doing--that is not a matter of self-reflection but of self-direction.
It's been a mental life but it's been great' - Charlotte Church, pictured yesterday
Kuwait's constitution pays great attention towards children's rights, through issuing laws to protect the child's social and mental life, as well as laws to prevent violence against children, said Al-Bustan.
Simmel was born, studied, and taught in Berlin, the "maximum city" that inspired his reflections on modernity and modern culture, including his famous 1903 essay, "The Metropolis and Mental Life.
Ward's arguments come close to a classic dualist understanding of mind, which seems almost a necessity when an author even acknowledges the existence of any sort of interior mental life.