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" Thus extension in length, breadth and depth, constitutes the nature of corporeal substance; and thought constitutes the nature of thinking substance. "
René Descartes: Principles of Philosophy: Translated, with Explanatory Notes - Page 23
1984 - 328 pages
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Conversations on the elements of metaphysics, tr. by R. Pennell

Claude Buffier - 1838
...which all its other properties are referred. For instance, extension in length, breadth, and thickness, constitutes the nature of corporeal substance; and...thought constitutes the nature of thinking substance." Here he does not assert that extension is the substance of the body, for he professes his ignorance...
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On the Philosophy of the Mind

James Douglas (of Cavers.) - Psychology - 1839 - 387 pages
...substance which constitutes its nature and essence, and to which all its other attributes are referred ; thus, extension in length, breadth, and depth, constitutes...corporeal substance, and thought constitutes the nature of the substance which thinks." Extension, with its different modifications, being thus the sole essential...
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The Collected Works of Dugald Stewart: Translations of the passages in ...

Dugald Stewart - 1877
...property of every substance which constitutes its nature or essence, and upon which all the others depend. Thus, extension in length, breadth, and depth, constitutes the nature of corporeal substance ; and thought the nature of thinking substance. — Descartes (Eng. Tr.) P. 475, n. B, 1. 5. — It must be observed,...
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The Collected Works of Dugald Stewart: Translations of the passages in ...

Dugald Stewart, John Veitch - 1860
...property of every substance which constitutes its nature or essence, and upon which all the others depend. Thus, extension in length, breadth, and depth, constitutes the nature of corporeal substance ; and thought the nature of thinking substance. — Descartes (Eng. Tr.) P. 475, n. B, 1. 5. — It must be observed,...
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A history of philosophy, from Thales to the present time. Tr. by G ..., Volume 2

1874
...constitutes its nature and essence, and to which all others relate ; thus extension in three dimensions constitutes the nature of corporeal substance, and...the nature of thinking substance ; for everything else which can be ascribed to bodies presupposes extension, and is only some mode of an extended thing,...
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A History of Philosophy: From Thales to the Present Time, Volume 2

Henry Boynton Smith, Philip Schaff - Philosophy - 1874
...constitutes its nature and essence, and to which all others relate ; thus extension in three dimensions constitutes the nature of corporeal substance, and...the nature of thinking substance ; for everything else which can be ascribed to bodies presupposes extension, and is only some mode of an extended thing,...
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Public Lectures Delivered in the Chapel of the University of the ..., Volume 1

University of Missouri - Lectures and lecturing - 1879 - 504 pages
...property, which constitutes its nature and essence, and to which property all others are referred. Extension in length, breadth and depth, constitutes...thought constitutes the nature of thinking substance. Every other thing which can be attributed to body presupposes extension and is only some mode of an...
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Metaphysics

Samuel Spahr Laws - Metaphysics - 1879 - 417 pages
...property, which constitutes its nature and essence, and to which property all others. are referred. Extension in length, breadth and depth, constitutes...thought constitutes the nature of thinking substance. Every other thing which can be attributed to body presupposes extension and is only some mode of an...
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Public Lectures Delivered in the Chapel ...

University of Missouri - 1879
...property, which constitutes its nature and essence, and to which property all others arc referred. Extension in length, breadth and depth, constitutes...thought constitutes the nature of thinking substance. Every other thing which can be attributed to body presupposes extension and is only some mode of an...
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The Method, Meditations, and selections from the Principles of Descartes tr ...

René Descartes - 1880
...of every substance, which constitutes its nature or essence, and upon which all the others depend. Thus, extension in length, breadth, and depth, constitutes the nature of corporeal substance ; and thought the nature of thinking substance. For every other thing that can be attributed to body, presupposes...
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