ABSTRACT

This has occasioned me, when I have been contemplating such things, to spend a long time before them trying to apprehend them in my own way, i.e. trying to explain to myself what their effect is due to. Wherever I cannot do this, as for instance with music, I am almost incapable of obtaining any pleasure. Some rationalistic, or perhaps analytic, turn of mind in me rebels against being moved by a thing without knowing why I am thus affected and what it is that affects me.