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" I believe the most general and most popular explication of this matter is to say * that, finding from experience that there are several new productions in matter, such as the motions and variations of body, and concluding that there must somewhere be... "
A Treatise of Human Nature - Page 155
by David Hume - 1888 - 709 pages
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Essays and treatises on several subjects, Volume 2

David Hume - 1809
...chapter of power, says, that, finding from experience, that there are several new productions ID matter, and concluding that there must somewhere be a power capable of producing them, f we arrive at last by this reasoning at the idea Of power. But no reasoning can ever give us a new,...
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The Works of Thomas Reid: With Account of His Life and Writings, Volume 3

Thomas Reid - Philosophy - 1815
...ehanges in things, we eonelude, that there must be somewhere a power eapable of produeing them, and so arrive at last, by this reasoning, at the idea of power and effieaey. " But," says he, " to be satisfied that this explieation is more popular than philosophieal,...
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An inquiry concerning human understanding. A dissertation on the passions ...

David Hume - 1817
...It may be said, that we are every moment conscious of in* Mr Locke, in his chapter of power, says, that, finding from experience, that there are several new productions in matter, and concluding that there must somewhere be a power capable of producing them, we arrive at last by...
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The Works of Thomas Reid; with an Account of His Life and Writings, Volume 3

Thomas Reid - Philosophy - 1822
...changes in things, we conclude, that there must be somewhere a power capable of producing them, and so arrive at last, by this reasoning, at the idea of power and efficacy. " But," says he, " to be satisfied that this explication is more popular than philosophical, we need but reflect...
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The Philosophical Works of David Hume ...

David Hume - Philosophy - 1826
...simple impressions. I believe the most general and most popular explication of this matter, is to say, * that finding from experience that there are several...reasoning at the idea of power and efficacy. But to be convinced that this explication is more popular than • See Mr Locke; chapter of Power. philosophical,...
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The Philosophical Works of David Hume ...

David Hume - 1826
...infallible consequence of the other. The motion of our body follows upon the command of our will. Of that there must somewhere be a power capable of producing...arrive at last by this reasoning at the idea of power. But no reasoning can ever give us a new, original, simple idea, as this philosopher himself confesses....
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Essays on the powers of the human mind [orig. publ. as Essays on the ...

Thomas Reid - 1827
...changes in things, we conclude, that there must be somewhere a power capable of producing them, and so arrive at last, by this reasoning, at the idea of power and efficacy. " But," says he, " to be satisfied that this explication is more popular than philosophical, we need but reflect...
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Essays on the Active Powers of the Human Mind: An Inquiry Into the Human ...

Thomas Reid, Dugald Stewart - Mind and body - 1843 - 599 pages
...changes in things, we conclude that there must be somewhere a power capable of producing them, and so arrive at last, by this reasoning, at the idea of power and efficacy. " But," says he, " to be satisfied that this explication is more popular than philosophical, we need but reflect...
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THE PHILOSOPHICAL WORKS OF DAVID HUME.

DAVID HUME - 1854
...operations of our own minds, and be copied from any inter* Mr. Locke, in his chapter of Power, says, that, finding from experience, that there are several new productions in matter, and concluding that there must somewhere be a power capable of producing them, we arrive at last by...
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Philosophical Works, Volume 4

David Hume - Philosophy - 1854
...operations of our own minds, and be copied from any inter* Mr. Locke, in his chapter of Power, says, that, finding from experience, that there are several new productions in matter, and concluding that there must somewhere be a power capable of producing them, we arrive at last by...
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