An Abridgment of Mr. Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding

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Robert and Andrew Foulis, 1752 - Knowledge, Theory of - 270 pages

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Page 55 - This power which the mind has thus to order the consideration of any idea, or the forbearing to consider it; or to prefer the motion of any part of the body to its rest, and vice versa, in any particular instance; is that which we call the will. The actual exercise of that power, by directing any particular action, or its forbearance, is that which we call volition or willing.
Page 100 - ... continue in the same steps they have been used to, which by often treading are worn into a smooth path, and the motion in it becomes easy, and as it were natural.
Page 202 - I mean there is such a knowledge within our reach which we cannot miss, if we will but apply our minds to that, as we do to several other .inquiries.
Page 158 - By which it is plain, that every step in reasoning that produces knowledge has intuitive certainty ; which when the mind perceives, there is no more required, but to remember it to make the agreement or disagreement of the ideas, concerning which we inquire, visible and certain. So that to...
Page 100 - As far as we can comprehend thinking, thus ideas seem to be produced in our minds; or if they are not, this may serve to explain their following one another in an habitual train when once they are put into that track, as well as it does to explain such motions of the body.
Page 56 - All the actions that we have any idea of, reducing themselves, as has been said, to these two, viz. thinking and motion, so far as a man has a power to think or not to think, to move or not to move, according to the preference or direction of his own mind, so far is a man free.
Page 245 - Whatever God hath revealed is certainly true : no doubt can be made of it. This is the proper object of faith ; but whether it be a divine revelation or no, reason must judge...
Page 200 - If therefore we know there is some real being, and that non-entity cannot produce any real being, it is an evident demonstration, that from eternity there has been something; since what was not from eternity, had a beginning; and what had a beginning, must be produced by something else.
Page 102 - ... are by education, custom, and the constant din of their party, so coupled in their minds, that they always appear there together; and they can no more separate them in their thoughts, than if they were but one idea, and they operate as if they were so.
Page 22 - ... no more the likeness of something existing without us, than the names that stand for them are the likeness of our ideas, which yet upon hearing they are apt to excite in us.

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