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A Vocabulary of the Philosophical Sciences: Including the Vocabulary of ...
Charles Porterfield Krauth
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according action active actual affirmative animal applied Aristotle attributes belief body called cause chap character cognition common conception condition connection consciousness considered constitution definition denote desire determined died distinct distinguished doctrine duty effect Elements Essay essence essential Ethics existence experience expression external fact faculty feeling force give given ground Hamilton Hence human idea imagination individual intellectual intelligence intuition judgment Kant kind knowledge Logic material matter means mental Metaphysics mind mode moral nature necessary necessity notion object operation opposed organ original particular perception person philosophy physical possible present principle produced proper properties proposition pure qualities rational reason reference regard Reid relation says sect sensation sense soul space species spirit substance term theory things thinking thought tion true truth understanding universal virtue whole
Page 903 - The creed which accepts as the foundation of morals, Utility, or the Greatest Happiness Principle, holds that actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness.
Page 235 - I think, is a thinking intelligent being, that has reason and reflection, and can consider itself as itself, the same thinking thing, in different times and places; which it does only by that consciousness which is inseparable from thinking, and, as it seems to me, essential to it: it being impossible for any one to perceive without perceiving that he does perceive.
Page 284 - ... as if there were sought in knowledge a couch whereupon to rest a searching and restless spirit; or a terrace for a wandering and variable mind to walk up and down with a fair prospect; or a tower of state for a proud mind to raise itself upon; or a fort or commanding ground for strife and contention; or a shop for profit or sale; and not a rich storehouse for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate.
Page 558 - Sometimes it lieth in PAT ALLUSION to a known, story, or in seasonable application of a trivial saying, or in forging an apposite tale : sometimes it playeth in words and phrases, taking advantage from the ambiguity of their sense, or the affinity of their sound...
Page 320 - A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature ; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature of the fact, is as entire as any argument from experience can possibly be imagined.
Page 435 - These two, I say, viz., external material things as the objects of sensation, and the operations of our own minds within as the objects of reflection, are, to me, the only originals from whence all our ideas take their beginnings.
Page 559 - ... expression ; sometimes it lurketh under an odd similitude; sometimes it is lodged in a sly question, in a smart answer, in a quirkish reason, in a shrewd intimation, in cunningly diverting or cleverly retorting an objection : sometimes it is couched in a bold scheme of speech, in a tart irony, in a lusty hyperbole, in a startling metaphor, in a plausible reconciling of contradictions, or in acute nonsense: sometimes a scenical representation of persons or things, a counterfeit speech, a mimical...
Page 12 - Is it true of the idea of a triangle, that its three angles are equal to two right ones ? It is true also of a triangle, wherever it really exists.