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" ... since we know not wherein thinking consists, nor to what sort of substances the Almighty has been pleased to give that power, which cannot be in any created being, but merely by the good pleasure and bounty of the Creator. For I see no contradiction... "
The works of Lord Bolingbroke: with a life, prepared expressly for this ... - Page 174
by Viscount Henry St. John Bolingbroke - 1841
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Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding: Books II and IV (with Omissions)

John Locke - Knowledge, Theory of - 1905 - 348 pages
...Creator. For [I see no contradiction in it, that the first eternal thinking Being, or Omnipotent Spirit, should, if he pleased, give to certain systems of...fit, some degrees of sense, perception and thought: though, as I think I have proved (lib. iv. chap. x. sec. 14, &c.), it is no less than a contradiction...
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Idealistic Beginnings in England

John Pickett Turner - Idealism - 1910 - 135 pages
...why their hypothesis is acceptable as it does with materialists to show that theirs is. "For I see no contradiction in it, that the first Eternal thinking...fit, some degrees of sense, perception and thought," (') but, he significantly adds, "Though, as I think I have proved, it is no less than a contradiction...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2

Literary Criticism - 1858
...pleasure and bounty of the Creator. For I see no contradiction in it, that the first thinking eternal Being should, if he pleased, give to certain systems...fit, some degrees of sense, perception, and thought." f With euch notions of the nature of though», as a kind of mechanical contrivance, that * A'jU'ii...
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Eighteenth-Century Philosophy

Lewis White Beck - Philosophy - 1966 - 321 pages
...but possibly shall never be able to know whether any mere material being thinks or no ... for I see no contradiction in it that the first eternal thinking...senseless matter, put together as he thinks fit, some degree of sense, perception, and thought. . . . Chapter IV.-ON MATHEMATICAL AND MORAL KNOWLEDGE 5....
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Philosophy, its History and Historiography

Alan J. Holland - History - 1985 - 335 pages
...disposed, a thinking immaterial Substance ... His reason for thinking this is given as follows: For I see no contradiction in it, that the first eternal thinking...fit, some degrees of sense, perception, and thought. Looked at in the context of our present problem, certain phrases in these passages which might easily...
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Darwin and the Emergence of Evolutionary Theories of Mind and Behavior

Robert J. Richards - Psychology - 1989 - 700 pages
...cannot be in any created being but merely by the good pleasure and bounty of the Creator. For I see no contradiction in it that the first eternal thinking...fit, some degrees of sense, perception, and thought." Robert Chambers, who also proposed a theory of species transmutation with descent, did make explicit...
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John Locke Collection I

John Locke - Reference - 1990 - 2250 pages
...Substances the Almighty has been pleased to give that power, I see no contradiction in it," he says, " that the first eternal thinking Being should, if he...senseless Matter, put together as he thinks fit, some degree of Sense, Perception, and Thought" (iv. iii. 6). So far, therefore, is Locke from having recourse...
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The Cambridge Companion to Locke

Vere Chappell - Philosophy - 1994 - 329 pages
This convenient, accessible guide provides a systematic survey of Locke's philosophy informed by the most recent scholarship and covers his theory of ideas, and his ...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

John Locke, Kenneth Winkler - Philosophy - 1996 - 416 pages
...creator. For I see no contradiction in it, that the first eternal thinking being or omnipotent spirit should, if he pleased, give to certain systems of...fit, some degrees of sense, perception, and thought: though, as I think, I have proved, Bk. IV. c. xth it is no less than a contradiction to suppose matter...
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Difference and Dissent: Theories of Toleration in Medieval and Early Modern ...

Cary J. Nederman, John Christian Laursen - History - 1996 - 240 pages
...But this assimilation is questioned by Locke's inability, confessed in book 4 of this work, to see "a contradiction in it, that the first eternal thinking...if he pleased, give to certain Systems of created sensless matter, put together as he thinks fit, some degrees of sense, perception, and thought" (p....
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