Curiosity begins as an act of tearing to pieces or analysis.
The sensory acts are accordingly distinguished by their objects.
An expectation is a future object, recognised as belonging to me.
Both expectations and memories are more than mere images founded on previous experience.
We cannot therefore say that mental acts contain a cognitive as well as a conative element.
The perceptive act is a reaction of the mind upon the object of which it is the perception.
The mental act of sensation which issues in reflex movement is so simple as to defy analysis.
The thing of which the act of perception is the perception is experienced as something not mental.
Mental life is indeed practical through and through. It begins in practice and it ends in practice.
It is more difficult to designate this form of conation on its practical side by a satisfactory name.