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Lectures on the science of language, delivered at the Royal institution of ... - Page 369
by Friedrich Max Müller - 1861
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Lettre critique sur le Dictionaire de Bayle, Volume 1

Laurent Josse Leclerc - 1826 - 456 pages
...beasts. " This I think I may be positive in, that the power of abstracting is not at all in them, and that the having of general ideas is that which puts a perfect distinction betwixt man and brutes ; and is an excellency, which the faculties of brutes do by no means attain to. For it is evident,...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Volume 1

John Locke - Knowledge, Theory of - 1805 - 510 pages
...; this, I think, I niay be positive in, that the power of abstracting is no* tit all in them ; and that the having of general ideas, is that which puts a perfect distinction betwixt man and brutes, and is an excellency which the faculties of brutes do by no means attain to. For it is evident we observe...
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An essay concerning human understanding. To which are now added, i. An ...

John Locke - 1805
...; this, I think, 1 . may be positive in, that the power of abstracting is not at all in them ; and that the having of general ideas, is that which puts a perfect distinction . betwixt man and brutes, and is an excellency which the faculties of brutes do. by no means attain to. For it is evident we...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 91

Literary Criticism - 1862
...before that language is the distinguishing characteristic of man ; it was known also that the having general ideas is that which puts a perfect distinction...known till the theory of roots had been established." We may to the full admit that no animal thinks — ie, thinks connectedly — no animal speaks, except...
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An essay concerning human understanding. Also, extr. from the author's works ...

John Locke - 1819
...degree; this, I think, I may be positive in, that the power of abstracting is not at all in them ; and that the having of general ideas, is that which puts a perfect distinction betwixt man and brutes, and is an excellency which the faculties of brutes do by no means attain to. For it is evident we observe...
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The Works of John Locke, Volume 1

John Locke - Philosophy - 1823
...degree ; this, I think, I may be positive in, that the power of abstracting is not at all in them ; and that the having of general ideas, is that which puts a perfect distinction betwixt man and brutes, and is an excellency which the faculties of brutes do by no means attain to. For it is evident we observe...
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Questions in Political Economy, Politics, Morals, Metaphysics, Polite ...

Samuel Bailey - Social sciences - 1823 - 400 pages
...says he, " I think I may be positive in, that the power of abstracting is not at all in them ; and that the having of general ideas is that, which puts a perfect distinction betwixt man and brutes ; and is an excellency, which the faculties of brutes do by no means attain to. For it is evident we...
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An essay concerning human understanding. To which are now added, i. analysis ...

John Locke - 1824
...degree; this, I think, I may be positive in, that the power of abstracting is not at all in them ; and that the having of general ideas, is that which puts a perfect distinction betwixt man and brutes, and is an excellency which the faculties of brutes do by no means attain to. For it is evident we observe...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: With the Author's Last Additions ...

John Locke - Knowledge, Theory of - 1828 - 590 pages
...degree ; this I think, I may be positive in, that the power of abstracting is not at all in them ; and that the having of general ideas, is that which puts a perfect distinction betwixt man and brutes, and is an excellency which the faculties of brutes do by no means attain to. For, it is evident, we...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: To which are Now First ..., Volume 1

John Locke - Knowledge, Theory of - 1828
...degree; this, I think, I may be positive in, that the power of abstracting is not at all in them ; and that the having of general ideas, is that which puts a perfect distinction betwixt man and brutes, and is an excellency which the faculties of brutes do by no means attain to. For it is evident we observe...
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