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" But though our thought seems to possess this unbounded liberty, we shall find, upon a nearer examination, that it is really confined within very narrow limits, and that all this creative power of the mind amounts to no more than the faculty of compounding,... "
The Monthly repository (and review). - Страница 214
1817
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Hume's Theory of Consciousness

Wayne Waxman - 2003 - 347 страници
...the senses for the provision of its materials: "we shall find, upon a nearer examination, that it is confined within very narrow limits, and that all this...compounding, transposing, augmenting, or diminishing the materials afforded us by the senses and experience" (£11.13; see also £V/ii.39 and TAbs(A%). One...
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The World on Paper: The Conceptual and Cognitive Implications of Writing and ...

David R. Olson - 1996 - 318 страници
...perceptions," from the less direct and less lively "thoughts and ideas." The powers of the mind "amount to no more than the faculty of compounding, transposing, augmenting, or diminishing the materials afforded by the senses" (p. 34). Because ideas are products of the mind, they are "naturally...
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Twelve Great Philosophers: A Historical Introduction to Human Nature

Wayne P. Pomerleau - 1997 - 473 страници
...memories of past 197 impressions or anticipations of future ones, on the other hand. What we regard as the "creative power of the mind amounts to no more than...compounding, transposing, augmenting, or diminishing the materials afforded us by the senses and experience" — namely, our perceptions. For example, the idea...
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Philosophical Essays

Antony Flew - 1998 - 213 страници
...fact a further limitation; and with this we come to the second stage. For "though our thought seems to possess this unbounded liberty, we shall find upon...really confined within very narrow limits, and that this creative power of the mind amounts to no more than the faculty of compounding, transposing, augmenting,...
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Quantum Philosophy: Understanding and Interpreting Contemporary Science

Roland Omnès - 2002 - 296 страници
...sum up his main thesis: "But though our thought seems to possess [an] unbounded liberty, [one finds], upon a nearer examination, that it is really confined...compounding, transposing, augmenting or diminishing the materials afforded us by the senses and experience." The only function of our mind is therefore to...
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Early Responses to Hume's Metaphysical and Epistemological Writings: Volumes ...

James Fieser - 2005 - 750 страници
...authority, but is not even restrained within the limits of nature and reality. But though our thoughts seem to possess this unbounded liberty, we shall find,...creative power of the mind amounts to no more than compounding, transposing, augmenting, or diminishing the materials afforded us by the senses and experience....
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Dual-process Theories in Social Psychology

Shelly Chaiken, Yaacov Trope - 1999 - 657 страници
...has the power to repeat, compare, unite, and associate ideas, forming new and complex 15 thoughts. "All this creative power of the mind amounts to no...compounding, transposing, augmenting, or diminishing the materials afforded us by the senses and experience" (Hume, 17SS, p. 30). Whereas the philosophical...
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Human Freedom After Darwin: A Critical Rationalist View

John W. N. Watkins - 1999 - 348 страници
...no-invention-of-ideas thesis in relation to major theoretical advances in science. Hume declared that the 'creative power of the mind amounts to no more than...compounding, transposing, augmenting, or diminishing the materials afforded us by the senses and experience' (Enquiries, # 13); in other words, creativity consists...
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Ten Great Works of Philosophy

Robert Paul Wolff - 2002 - 574 страници
...beyond the power of thought except what implies an absolute contradiction. But though our thought seems to possess this unbounded liberty, we shall find upon...compounding, transposing, augmenting, or diminishing the materials afforded us by the senses and experience. When we think of a golden mountain, we only join...
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The Romantic Syndrome: Toward a New Method in Cultural Anthropology and ...

W.T. Jones - 1973 - 276 страници
...qualitatively distinct impressions (discreteness-bias) into a confused mess. Thus: "Though our thought seems to possess this unbounded liberty, we shall find,...compounding, transposing, augmenting, or diminishing the materials afforded us by the senses . . . . " * Outer-Bias We have remarked that Hume's insistence...
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