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" But though our thought seems to possess this unbounded liberty, we shall find, upon a nearer examination, that it is really confined within very narrow limits, and that all this creative power of the mind amounts to no more than the faculty of compounding,... "
The Monthly repository (and review). - Page 214
1817
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Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects

David Hume - Commerce - 1758 - 539 pages
...implies an abfolute. contradiction. BUT tho' thought feems to pofiefs this unbounded liberty, we ihall find, upon a nearer examination, that it is really...creative power of the mind amounts to no more than die compounding, tranfpofing, augmenting, or dimimfhing the materials afforded us by the fenfes and...
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Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects: In Two Volumes, Volume 1

David Hume - Ethics, Modern - 1764 - 1059 pages
...plies an abfolute contradiction. • But tho' thought feems to poflefs this unbounded liberty, we fhall find, upon a nearer examination, that it is really...this creative power of the mind amounts to no more thari the compounding, tranfpofing, augmenting, or diminifhing the materials afforded us by the fenfes...
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An enquiry concerning human understanding. A dissertation on the passions ...

David Hume - 1768
...implies an abfolute contradiction. But though thought feems to pofTefs this unbounded liberty, we fhall find, upon a nearer examination, that it is really...creative power of the mind amounts to no more than the compounding, tranfpofing, augmenting, or diminilhing the materials afforded us by the fenfes and experience....
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An enquiry concerning human understanding. A dissertation on the passions ...

David Hume - 1772
...an abfolute contradiction. But though our thought feems to poflefs this unbounded liberty, we fhall find, upon a nearer examination, that it is really...amounts to ! no more than the faculty of compounding, tranfpof- , ing, augmenting, or diminifhing the materials afforded ' us by the fenfes and experience....
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Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects, in Two Volumes

David Hume - Essays - 1779 - 571 pages
...an abfolute contradiction. But though our thought feems to poffefs this unbounded liberty, we fhall find, upon a nearer examination, that it is really...amounts to no more than the faculty of compounding, tranfpofing, augmenting, or diminifhing the materials afforded us by the fenfes and experience. V^hen...
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An inquiry concerning human understanding. A dissertation on the passions ...

David Hume - 1788
...thought feems tp-poffefs this unbounded liberty, we fliall find, upon a nearer examination, that .t is really confined within very narrow limits, and...amounts to no more than the faculty of compounding, tranfpofing, augmenting, or diminifhing, the materials afforded us by the ienfes and experience. When...
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Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects: In Two Volumes

David Hume - Economics - 1804
...implies an absolute contradiction. But though our' thought seems to possess this unbounded liberty, w6 shall find, upon a nearer examination, that it is really confined within very narrow li* mils, and that all this creative power of the mind amounts to no more than the faculty of compounding,...
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Essays and treatises on several subjects, Volume 2

David Hume - 1809
...power of thought, except what implies an absolute contradiction. ... . But though our thought seems to possess this unbounded liberty, we shall find,...compounding, transposing, augmenting, or diminishing the materials afforded us by the senses and experience. When we think of a golden mountain, we only join...
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The Philosophy of the Human Mind, in Respect to Religion; Or, A ...

James Fishback - Apologetics - 1813 - 306 pages
...transport us in an instant into the most distant regions of the universe. But although our thought seems to possess this unbounded liberty, we shall find,...that all this creative power of the mind, amounts to nothing more than the faculty of combining, transposing, augmenting, and diminishing the materi*f/y...
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The Monthly Repository of Theology and General Literature, Volume 12

Liberalism (Religion) - 1817
...beyond the posviy of thought except what implies an absolute contradiction. But though our thought seems to possess this unbounded liberty, we shall find upon...compounding, transposing, augmenting or diminishing the materials afforded us by the senses, and experience." Grant this faculty, which Mr. Hume always supposes,...
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