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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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A Historical Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind: Readings with Commentary

Peter A. Morton - Philosophy - 1996 - 516 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: Though, as I think, I have proved, Lib. 4. c. \0th. it is no less than a contradiction to suppose matter...
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The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-century Philosophy, Volume 1

Daniel Garber, Michael Ayers - Philosophy - 2003 - 1616 pages
...activity, but even perception and thought to bare matter: 'For I see no contradiction in it', he wrote, 'that the first eternal thinking Being should, if...fit, some degrees of sense, perception, and thought' (Essay IV.iii.6). God's omnipotence is constrained only by what is logically impossible. He cannot...
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Locke

Michael Ayers - Philosophy - 1997 - 58 pages
...the good pleasure and bounty of the Creator. For l see no contradiction in it, that the first etemal thinking being should, if he pleased, give to certain...fit, some degrees of sense, perception, and thought ... What certainty of knowledge can anyone have that some perceptions, such as vg pleasure and pain,...
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The Unity of Philosophical Experience

Etienne Gilson - Philosophy - 1937 - 269 pages
...souls, why should not thought belong to bodies? There is no contradiction in supposing that God could, if he pleased, "give to certain systems of created...senseless matter, put together as he thinks fit, some degree of sense, perception, and thought".28 In other words, let us say we have no positive reasons...
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John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding in Focus

Gary Fuller, Robert Stecker, John P. Wright - Philosophy - 2000 - 282 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...if he pleased, give to certain Systems of created sensless matter, put together as he thinks fit, some degrees of sense, perception, and thought: Though,...
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Knowledge: Critical Concepts, Volume 1

Nico Stehr, Reiner Grundmann - Philosophy - 2005 - 390 pages
...know. 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. ch. 10, SS 14, &c., it is no less than a contradiction to...
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Panpsychism in the West

David Skrbina - Philosophy - 2005 - 314 pages
...substances the Almighty has been pleased to give that power. . . . For I see no contradiction in [that God] should, if he pleased, give to certain systems of created senseless matter . . . some degrees of sense, perception, and thought. . . . [No one can] have the confidence to conclude...
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Philosophical Inquiry: Classic and Contemporary Readings

Jonathan Eric Adler, Catherine Z. Elgin - Philosophy - 2007 - 896 pages
...creator. For I see no contradiction in it, that the first eternal thinking being or omnipotent spirit rated 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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The Cambridge Companion to Locke's 'Essay Concerning Human Understanding'

Lex Newman - Philosophy - 2007
...attractive suggestion runs up against Locke's own clearly expressed attitude toward his proof: For I see no 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: Though,...
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