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" ... in ourselves, got the ideas of existence and duration, of knowledge and power, of pleasure and happiness, and of several other qualities and powers, which it is better to have than to be without ; when we would frame an idea the most suitable we can... "
The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison: The Spectator [no. 487-600 ... - Page 45
by Joseph Addison - 1854 - 8 pages
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Iustitia Dei: A History of the Christian Doctrine of Justification

Alister E. McGrath - 1998 - 532 pages
...constructed through the mind's infinite enlargement of its ideas, received from sensation and reflection, of 'Qualities and Powers, which it is better to have than to be without'. The egocentricity of Locke's account of experience thus inevitably leads to the moral character of...
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The Cambridge Companion to Atheism

Michael Martin - 2006
...Blackwell, 2005). 22. John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690) (Oxford: Clarendon, 1975): "when we would frame an Idea the most suitable we...to the supreme Being, we enlarge every one of these [simple Ideas] with our Idea of Infinity; and so putting them together, make our complex Idea of God"...
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The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion

Paul Russell - 2008 - 442 pages
...up of the simple Ideas we receive from Reflections, vg having from what we experiment in our selves, got the Ideas of Existence and Duration; of Knowledge and Power; of Pleasure and Happiness; and several other Qualities and Powers, which it is better to have, than to be without; when we would frame...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: And a Treatise on the Conduct of ...

John Locke - 1800 - 524 pages
...spirits, are made up of the simple ideas we receive from reflection ; vg having, from what we experiment in ourselves, got the ideas of existence and duration...knowledge and power; of pleasure and happiness ; and of severa1. other qualities and powers, which it is better to have than to be without ; when we would...
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