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" When the understanding is once stored with these simple ideas, it has the power to repeat, compare, and unite them, even to an almost infinite variety, and so can make at pleasure new complex ideas. But it is not in the power of the most exalted wit or... "
The Principles of Psychology - Page 6
by William James - 1918 - 704 pages
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Eighteenth-Century Philosophy

Lewis White Beck - Philosophy - 1966 - 321 pages
...unite them, even to an almost infinite variety, and so can make at pleasure new complex ideas. But it is not in the power of the most exalted wit, or enlarged understanding, by any quickness or variety of thought, to invent or frame one new simple idea in the mind, not taken in by the ways before mentioned:...
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Philosophical Works

Thomas Reid, William Hamilton, Harry M. Bracken, Thomas Reid, Sir William Hamilton
...them, even to an almost infinite variety, and so can make at pleasure new complex ideas : but that | = L[ b ? /IV⌘X7 0! "B a X \ ^+ x{&37 * That Locke did not (as even Mr Stewart supposes) introduce Reflection, either name or thing, into...
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The Theology of Jonathan Edwards: A Reappraisal

Conrad Cherry - Religion - 1966 - 270 pages
...the mental activities appropriate to each of the two kinds of ideas are not to be confused; for "it is not in the power of the most exalted wit, or enlarged understanding, by any quickness or variety of thought, to invent or frame one new simple idea in the mind, not taken in by the ways before mentioned"...
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Primary Readings in Philosophy for Understanding Theology

Diogenes Allen, Eric O. Springsted - Philosophy - 1992 - 308 pages
...unite them, even to an almost infinite variety, and so can make at pleasure new complex ideas. But it is not in the power of the most exalted wit or enlarged understanding, by any quickness or variety of thought, to invent or frame one new simple idea in the mind, not taken in by the ways before mentioned;...
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Kant's Thought in Britain: Early Impact

Robert Adamson, Thoemmes Press - Philosophy - 1993 - 2208 pages
...unite them, even to an almost infinite variety, and so can mnke at pleasure new complex ideas; but it is not in the power of the most exalted wit, or enlarged understanding, by any quickness or variety of thought, to invent or frame one new simple idea in the mind, not taken in by the ways aforementioned."...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

John Locke, Kenneth Winkler - Philosophy - 1996 - 416 pages
...unite them even to an almost infinite variety, and so can make at pleasure new complex ideas. But it is not in the power of the most exalted wit, or enlarged understanding, by any quickness or variety of thought, to invent or frame one new simple idea in the mind, not taken in by the ways before mentioned:...
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Thomas Reid: An Inquiry Into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense

Thomas Reid - Philosophy - 2000 - 345 pages
...Immaterialism', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 3 (1943): pp. 313-23. TOO observation of Locke ] 'It is not in the Power of the most exalted Wit, or enlarged Understanding, by any quickness or variety of Thought, to invent or frame one new simple Idea in the mind . . . nor can any force of the Understanding,...
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Jonathan Edwards and the Limits of Enlightenment Philosophy

Urbana-Champaign Leon Chai Professor of English and Comparative Literature University of Illinois - History - 1998 - 192 pages
...experience. Simple ideas, on the other hand, cannot be created. On this point Locke is adamant: "But it is not in the Power of the most exalted Wit, or enlarged Understanding, by any quickness or variety of Thought, to invent or frame one new simple Idea." Yet if the mind can form complex ideas by the various...
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Our Only Star and Compass: Locke and the Struggle for Political Rationality

Peter C. Myers - Philosophy - 1998 - 269 pages
...acknowledges that just as we "can do nothing towards the making the least Particle of new Matter," so "it is not in the Power of the most exalted Wit, or enlarged Understanding ... to invent or frame one new simple Idea in the mind" (2.2.2). But of what significance is this concession,...
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Kant-Forschungen 10:Kommentar* 001384

Reinhard Brandt - Philosophy - 1999 - 543 pages
...168 langwierige Diskussion eingegriffen. Locke nimmt - natürlich - folgende Position ein: »But it is not in the Power of the most exalted Wit, or enlarged Understanding, by any quickness or variety of Thought, to invent orframe one new simple Idea in the mind, not taken in by the ways before mentioned:...
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