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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding - Page 103
by John Locke - 1805 - 510 pages
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The works of John Locke. To which is added the life of the author ..., Volume 1

John Locke - 1801
...disposed as our bodies are ? especially since it is said, + " That, in refpect •' of our notions, it is not much more remote from our comprehension to " conceive that God can, if he pleases, superadd to our idea of matter a " faculty of thinking, than that he should superadd to it another sub" stance,...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 84, Part 1

Early English newspapers - 1814
...without revelation, to discover, whelhar Omnipotent'}* has not given to some systems of matter, filly disposed, a power to perceive and think ; or else...matter so disposed a thinking immaterial substance." Now on the passage here quoted I cannot but remark, thai, understanding the terra matter in its usual...
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An essay concerning human understanding. Also, extr. from the author's works ...

John Locke - 1819
...for us, by the contemplation of our own ideas, without rerelation, to discover, whether omnipotency has not given to some systems of matter fitly disposed...thinking immaterial substance : it being, in respect of onr notions, not much more remote from our comprehension to conceive, that God can, if he pleas.es,...
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Anti-scepticism; Or, An Inquiry Into the Nature and Philosophy of Language ...

1821 - 119 pages
...by the contemplation of our •own ideas, without revelation, to discover whether omnipotency hath not given to some systems of matter, fitly disposed, a power to perceive or think." The sceptic (no doubt very charitably) assists-his pupil to interpret the .passage in perverting...
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The Works of John Locke, Volume 2

John Locke - Philosophy - 1823
...for us, by the contemplation of our own ideas, without revelation, to discover whether omnipotency has not given to some systems of matter, fitly disposed,...more remote from our comprehension to conceive that reach : but finding in myself nothing to be truer than what the •wise Solomon tells me, * As thou...
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The works of John Locke. To which is added the life of the author and a ...

John Locke - 1823
...for us, by the contemplation of our own ideas, without revelation, to discover whether omnipotency has not given to some systems of matter, fitly disposed,...more remote from our comprehension to conceive that * . • • * * reach : but finding in myself nothing to be truer than what the wise Solomon tells...
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The Works of John Locke, Volume 2

John Locke - Philosophy - 1823
...disposed as our bodies are ? especially since it is said t, " That, in respect of our notions, it is not much more remote from our comprehension to conceive that God can, if he pleases, superadd to our idea of matter a faculty of thinking, than that he should superadd to it'another substance, with...
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The Works of John Locke, Volume 4

John Locke - Philosophy - 1823
...us, by the contemplation of our own ideas, without revelation, to discover whether Omnipotency hath not given to some systems of matter, fitly disposed, a power to perceive or think. — If this be true, then for all that -we can know by our ideas of matter and thinking,...
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An essay concerning human understanding. To which are now added, i. analysis ...

John Locke - 1824
...disposed as our bodies are ? especially since it is said*, " That, in respect of our notions, it is not much more remote " from our comprehension to conceive that God can, if he pleases, " superadd to our idea of matter a faculty of thinking, than that he " should superadd to it another substance, with...
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The vision of Hades, or the region inhabited by the departed spirits of the ...

Hades - 1825
...and well regulated minds, had not made up his opinion on the immateriality of the soul ; but says, " God can, if he pleases, superadd to matter a faculty of thinking; since we know not wherein thinking consists, nor to what sort of substances the Almighty has been pleased...
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