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" Whether others have this wonderful faculty of abstracting their ideas they best can tell : for myself, I find indeed I have a faculty of imagining, or representing to myself the ideas of those particular things I have perceived, and of variously compounding... "
Mediation: The Function of Thought - Page 158
by Henrietta Sullivan - 1871 - 213 pages
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Philosophical Works

Thomas Reid, William Hamilton, Harry M. Bracken, Thomas Reid, Sir William Hamilton
...of imagination, when we take that word in its strict and proper sense. " I find," says Berkeley, " ind, we see things confusedly, and probably much in the same manner that brutes and perfect imagine a man with two heads, or the upper parts of a man joined to the body of a horse. I can imagine...
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Thomas Reid's Inquiry and Essays

Thomas Reid, Ronald E. Beanblossom, Keith Lehrer - Philosophy - 1983 - 368 pages
...objects of imagination, when we take that word in its strict and proper sense. "I find," says Berkeley, "I have a faculty of imagining or representing to...of variously compounding and dividing them. I can imagine a man with two heads, or the upper parts of a man joined to the body of a horse. I can imagine...
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Descartes: The Probable and the Certain

M. Glouberman - 1986 - 374 pages
...for Descartes. An identical thesis is expressed by Berkeley. 'I have a faculty of. ..representing. ..the ideas of those particular things I have perceived,...of variously compounding and dividing them. I can imagine a man with two heads; or the upper parts of a man joined to the body of a horse.... [But] it...
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Descartes: The Probable and the Certain

M. Glouberman - 1986 - 374 pages
...Descartes. An identical thesis is expressed by Berkeley. 'I have a faculty of...representing...the ideas of those particular things I have perceived,...of variously compounding and dividing them. I can imagine a man with two heads; or the upper parts of a man joined to the body of a horse.... [But] it...
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The Rhetoric of Berkeley's Philosophy

Peter Walmsley - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 205 pages
...prose, Berkeley returns to a very different style in section 10, where he renounces abstract thought: Whether others have this wonderful faculty of abstracting their ideas, they best can tell: for my self I dare be confident I have it not. I have indeed a faculty of imagining, or representing to...
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From Kant to Hilbert Volume 1 : A Source Book in the Foundations of ...

William Bragg Ewald - Mathematics - 2005 - 678 pages
...nor creeping, it is nevertheless a motion, but what that motion is, it is not easy to conceive. 10 Whether others have this wonderful faculty of abstracting...of variously compounding and dividing them. I can imagine a man with two heads or the upper parts of a man joined to the body of a horse. I can consider...
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In the Theater of Consciousness: The Workspace of the Mind

Bernard J. Baars - Psychology - 1997 - 193 pages
...tell. For myself, I find I have indeed a faculty of imagining, or representing to myself, the idea of those particular things I have perceived, and of variously compounding and dividing them. I can imagine a man with two heads, or the upper parts of a man joined to the body of a horse. I can consider...
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Cognition and Commitment in Hume's Philosophy

Don Garrett Associate Professor of Philosophy University of Utah - Philosophy - 1996 - 288 pages
...views are largely the result of a doctrine of abstract ideas that can be refuted by plain observation: "Whether others have this wonderful faculty of abstracting their ideas, they best can tell" (PHK Intr $10). He goes on to remark at the outset of the main body of the work: "Some truths there...
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Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Hume on Knowledge

Harold W. Noonan - Philosophy - 1999 - 221 pages
...of abstraction is possible in Section 10 of the introduction to his Principles of Human Knowledge: Whether others have this wonderful faculty of abstracting their ideas, they best can tell: for my self I find indeed I have a faculty of imagining or representing to my self the ideas of those particular...
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The Imagery Debate

Michael Tye - Philosophy - 2000 - 172 pages
...photographic view of mental pictures, in turn, because it is dictated, he thinks, by introspection. He says: [F]or myself, I find indeed I have a faculty of imagining,...of variously compounding and dividing them. I can imagine a man with two heads, or the upper parts of a man joined to the body of a horse. I can consider...
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