An Historical and Critical View of the Speculative Philosophy of Europe in the Nineteenth Century, Volum 1

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William Pickering, 1846 - 536 sider

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Side 116 - It is evident the mind knows not things immediately, but only by the intervention of the ideas it has of them. Our knowledge therefore is real only so far as there is a conformity between our ideas and the reality of things.
Side 340 - the doing good to mankind, in obedience to the will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness.
Side 281 - Again ; the mathematical postulate, that " things which are equal to the same are equal to one another," is similar to the form of the syllogism in logic, which unites things agreeing in the middle term.
Side 174 - It was Mr. Locke that struck the home blow : for Mr. Hobbes's character and base slavish principles in government took off the poison of his philosophy. 'Twas Mr. Locke that struck at all fundamentals, threw all order and virtue out of the world, and made the very ideas of these (which are the same as those of God) unnatural, and without foundation in our minds.
Side 284 - Universal scepticism involves a contradiction in terms. It is a belief that there can be no belief. It is an attempt of the mind to act without its structure, and by other laws than those to which its nature has subjected its operations. To reason without assenting to the principles on which its reasoning is founded, is not unlike an effort to feel without nerves, or to move without muscles.
Side 102 - The whole is equal to all its parts:" — what real truth, I beseech you, does it teach us? What more is contained in that maxim, than what the signification of the word totum, or the whole, does of itself import?
Side 391 - That man is compelled by his original constitution to receive his feelings and his convictions independently of his will. " 3d. That his feelings or his convictions, or both of them united, create the motive to action called the will, which stimulates him to act, and decides his actions.
Side 81 - Altera a sensu et particularibus advolat ad axiomata maxime generalia, atque ex iis principiis eorumque immota veritate judicat et invenit axiomata media; atque haec via in usu est: altera a sensu et particularibus excitat axiomata, ascendendo continenter et gradatim, ut ultimo loco perveniatur ad maxime generalia ; quae via vera est, sed intentata.
Side 393 - That the organization of no two human beings is ever precisely similar at birth ; nor can art subsequently form any two individuals, from infancy to maturity, to be precisely similar.
Side 386 - That man is a compound being, whose character is formed of his constitution or organization at birth, and of the effects of external circumstances upon it, from birth to death ; such original organization and external influences continually acting and reacting each upon the other.

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