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Upham, Thomas C. (Thomas Cogswell) 1799-1872

Works: 148 works in 748 publications in 2 languages and 10,091 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Poetry  Creeds  History  Textbooks  Catechisms 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other
Classifications: B931.U63, 341.1
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Most widely held works by Thomas C Upham
Elements of mental philosophy by Thomas C Upham( Book )

96 editions published between 1831 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In preparing the following work, I trust I have felt, in some degree, the responsibility which obviously ought to attach to such an attempt. It has been my object, aided by the views and researches which have characterized the labors of various philosophical sects, to give a condensed, but just and impartial, account of most of the leading principles of Mental Philosophy, so far as they appear to be ascertained and recognized at the present time. The Work, accordingly, is essentially Eclectic in its character; and, as such, can neither incur the discredit, nor claim the honor, of belonging exclusively to any of the great Philosophical Schools, although it does not hesitate to acknowledge its indebtedness to all. In connection with a cordial application of the Eclectic principle, which has laid open to me the truth wherever it may be found, and under whatever name, I have felt it important to adhere as closely as possible to the rules of Inductive philosophizing, in opposition to that excess of bold conjecture and unchastened speculation which has too often perplexed and deformed mental inquiries. In this way I have hoped, with Divine assistance, to prepare a Work which, together with some important views that might, perhaps, properly be considered original, should select, arrange, and systematize the doctrines of a multitude of writers and which, while it might commend itself with some degree of confidence to the philosopher, should, at the same time, be accordant, as sound Philosophy ever will be, with the principles and interests of correct morals and religion. The aspect of the times evidently demistified that the attempt should be made by somebody. There is no question that a Work of this kind, especially in connection with the mental training of young persons, has for some time been greatly needed. But whether I have succeeded in meeting the reasonable expectations and wishes of the friends of literature, I must leave to others to decide"--Preface
Outlines of imperfect and disordered mental action by Thomas C Upham( Book )

29 editions published between 1840 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The reader will notice that I have entitled this Treatise, Imperfect and Disordered Mental Action. A title designedly made thus general, in order to include all the varieties of imperfect and alienated action of which (and they are almost without number) the human mind is the subject. Our inquiries are not meant to be limited to those more aggravated forms of mental disorder which infringe upon moral accountability, and which are commonly had in view, when what is called Insanity or Madness comes under discussion. We propose to take a more extensive view of the subject; and indulge the hope, that, in thus extending the plan of remark, the Treatise may be found to be more interesting and useful to the common reader at least, if not to the philosopher"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
Life and religious opinions and experience of Madame de La Mothe Guyon : together with some account of the personal history and religious opinions of Fenelon, Archbishop of Cambray by Thomas C Upham( Book )

60 editions published between 1846 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The manual of peace embracing I, Evils and remedies of war, II, Suggestions on the law of nations, III, Considerations of a congress of nations by Thomas C Upham( Book )

16 editions published between 1826 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jahn's Biblical archaeology by Johann Jahn( Book )

40 editions published between 1823 and 1872 in English and Undetermined and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on a congress of nations for the adjustment of international disputes without resort to arms by William Ladd( Book )

5 editions published in 1840 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of faith : in three parts by Thomas C Upham( Book )

36 editions published between 1845 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christianity harmonizes with itself, and involves in its progress the same great principles, which characterize its incipient state. The Christian, therefore, lives as he began to live. He began in faith. He lives, day by day, in the exercise of faith. And, by the grace of God, he is ultimately made victorious, and is brought into the possession of the divine image, through the same faith. I have endeavored, in the following pages, to illustrate this great truth. The present work, therefore, is, to some extent, kindred in its nature with the Interior Life. And it is proper to say here, that it has been found necessary, in order to its completeness, to transfer to it, in a few instances, the statements and principles, which are there given. I have particular reference in this remark to portions of the third and twelfth chapters in Part I, and of the ninth chapter in Part II. The leading object of both Works is the promotion of practical holiness. I have no doubt, that the object will meet with favor; but have less confidence, that the manner of executing it will be approved. But, however this may be, it is a satisfaction to know, that books, as well as other things, have their overruling Providence. And he, who writes, as well as he who acts in other ways, can exercise a cheerful confidence in leaving what he has done with God, who can distinguish between the result and the intention, and can make even the weak and imperfect things of his people to praise him"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Principles of the interior or hidden life : designed particularly for the consideration of those who are seeking assurance of faith and perfect love by Thomas C Upham( Book )

52 editions published between 1843 and 1950 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is the object of the present work to aid in promoting Holy Living. It will be noticed that the principles of the work take for granted, and every where imply, that man ought to be, and may be, holy. Holiness is the one great thing for which, above all others, man should live. It has been my desire, in the following pages, to promote this great result"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
Life, religious opinions and experience of Madame Guyon by Thomas C Upham( Book )

26 editions published between 1905 and 1984 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abridgement of mental philosophy : (1861) : a facsimile reproduction by Thomas C Upham( Book )

36 editions published between 1861 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Philosophy of the Mind has grown up, like other sciences, from small beginnings. Many propositions, coming too, in many instances, from able writers, have been thrown aside; truth has been sifted out from the mass of error, until at last I, great number of important principles is ascertained. But while it is exceedingly necessary that our youth should be made acquainted with these principles, it is impossible that they should go through with all the complicated discussions which have been held in respect to them. Many of the books in which these discussions are contained have become exceedingly rare: and, if they were not so, no small number of students, who are now in the course of as thorough an education as our country affords, would not be able to purchase them. And besides, by placing before the student a mass of crude and conflicting statements, his mind becomes perplexed. To be able to resolve such a mass into its elements, and to separate truth from error, implies an acquaintance with the laws of the intellect, and a degree of mental discipline, which he is not yet supposed to have acquired; and hence, instead of obtaining much important knowledge, he becomes distrustful of everything Now these evils, saying nothing of the loss of time attendant on such a course, are to be remedied in the same way as in other sciences. In other departments of learning, ingenious men discuss points of difficulty; conflicting arguments are accumulated, until the preponderance on one side is such that the question in debate is considered settled. Others employ themselves in collecting facts, in classifying them, and in deducing general principles; and when all this is done, the important truths of the science, collected from such a variety of sources, and suitably arranged and expressed, are laid before the student, in order that he may become acquainted with them. And this is what is attempted, to some extent, to be done in the present work, which is an abridgment of a larger work on the same subject. In the larger work, the principles of Eclecticism and Induction, which have just been referred to, are applied on a more extensive scale than in the present. I have been obliged necessarily to exclude from the abridgment many interesting and striking illustrations and facts, and some general philosophical views, which would have had a place if our limits had permitted. I indulge the hope, nevertheless, as the abridgment has been made with no small degree of care, that it will answer the purpose for which it is particularly designed; viz., the assistance of those youth who need some knowledge of Mental Philosophy, but are not in a situation to prosecute the subject to any great extent"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
American cottage life. A series of poems illustrative of American scenery, and of the associations, feelings, and employments of the American cottager and farmer. By Thomas C. Upham by Thomas C Upham( Book )

17 editions published between 1850 and 1857 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The home in the West a poem delivered at Dartmouth College, July 4, 1817 by Thomas C Upham( Book )

8 editions published in 1817 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mental philosophy embracing the three departments of the intellect, sensibilities, and will by Thomas C Upham( Book )

11 editions published between 1869 and 2000 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American sketches by Thomas C Upham( Book )

12 editions published in 1819 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ratio discipline, or, The constitution of the Congregational Churches by Thomas C Upham( Book )

7 editions published between 1829 and 1844 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A philosophical and practical treatise on the will. Forming the third volume of a system of mental philosophy by Thomas C Upham( Book )

20 editions published between 1841 and 1859 in English and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In offering to the public the following Treatise on the Will, I am obliged to presume, in no small degree, on its forbearance and candour. It is a subject which, in some of its applications, has been so long connected with Theological controversies, that it is almost impossible to write upon it without exciting the suspicion that the discussion will assume a party character. I hope the reader will do me the justice, in the outset, to believe that my object is not a party one, and that the ascertainment of truth is my only aim. If he will take the trouble carefully to read the Treatise through, as I hope he will before promoting an opinion upon it, I anticipate the pleasure of standing fair in his estimation, as a candid inquirer after the truth, whether I have been successful in my efforts or not"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Elements of intellectual philosophy : designed as a text-book by Thomas C Upham( Book )

13 editions published between 1826 and 1828 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The present work has been prepared in the hope of promoting a more general acquaintance with an important department of science. As it is designed chiefly for those, who are young and are in a course of education, it lays claims to no other merit, than what might ordinarily be expected in a text-book, founded on the inquiries of many valuable writers. Guided by their researches, it endeavours to give a condensed, but impartial view of Intellectual Philosophy, so far as its principles are understood at the present time; and the writer has learnt from a number of esteemed instructers of youth, that his design is approved by them. He is by no means insensible to this favourable sentiment; and if the present work should prove to be the means of awakening an increased interest in mental science, as its reception hitherto seems to promise, he will feel himself amply rewarded for whatever trouble its preparation may have occasioned"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
Life of Madame Catharine Adorna : including some leading facts, and traits in her religious experience together with explanations and remarks tending to illustrate the doctrine of holiness by Thomas C Upham( Book )

15 editions published between 1845 and 2013 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters aesthetic, social, and moral, written from Europe, Egypt, and Palestine by Thomas C Upham( Book )

17 editions published between 1855 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas C. Upham traveled around the world and produced these letters describing his experiences. The letters were originally published in the Congregationalist, a religious newspaper issued in Boston. The letters look at the various cultures, histories, and religions of the countries he visited. The letters are often punctuated with poetry." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
The manual of peace : exhibiting the evils and remedies of war by Thomas C Upham( Book )

3 editions published in 1842 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Cogswell Upham, Thomas 1799-1872

Ěpʻham, Tʻovmas Kʻ 1799-1872

Member of the junior class, 1799-1872

Thomas Cogswell Upham American philosopher and psychologist

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