Six lectures on psychological subjects, of a more or less popular character, constitute this volume. The first lecture is devoted to a discussion of the value and importance of psychology in the study of psychiatry; the author defending, with no little zeal, the method of observation of self-consciousness in the study of mind, and pointing out how essential it really is. To the lecture he appends a detailed and vigorous criticism of the first part of Dr. Maudsley's work on the “Physiology and Pathology of Mind,” a book which he thinks may possibly do much harm, on account of the favour with which it has been received in Germany. The first point which he makes is ingenious and skilful. After setting forth what he conceives to be the general tenor of the argument, he points out that at the very beginning a singular mischance occurs to the author: he says—
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