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" If by this inquiry into the nature of the understanding, I can discover the powers thereof; how far they reach; to what things they are in any degree proportionate; and where they fail us, I suppose it may be of use to prevail with the busy mind of man... "
Œuvres philosophiques de Descartes, pub. d'après les textes originaux avee ... - Page 436
by René Descartes - 1835
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Works, Volume 1

John Locke - Philosophy - 1722
...flop, when it is at the utmoft extent of its Tether; and to fit down in a quiet Ignorance of thofe Things, which, upon Examination, are found to be beyond the reach of our Capacities. We fhould not then perhaps be fo forward, out of Affcftation of an univerfal Knowledg, to raife Queftions,...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: In Four Books, Volume 1

John Locke - Knowledge, Theory of - 1768
...$op when it is at the urmolt Extent of its ; Tether; and to fit down in a quiet Ignorance of thofe Things, ! which, upon Examination, are found to be beyond the Reach of [ eur Capacities.}We fhould not then perhaps be fo forward, out of an Osr Capacity fuited to our State...
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The Arminian Magazine: Consisting of Extracts and Original Treatises on ...

John Wesley - Methodism
...flop, when it is it the utmoft extent of its tether ; and to fit down in a quiet ignorance of thofe things, which, upon examination, are found to be" beyond the reach of our capacities. We fhou'd, not then perhaps be fo forward, out of an affeftation of an univerfal knowledge, toraife...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Volume 1

John Locke - Knowledge, Theory of - 1796 - 459 pages
...to flop when it is at the utmoft extent of its tether; and to fit down in a quiet ignorance of thofe things, which, upon examination, are found to be beyond the reach of our capacities. We (hould not then, perhaps be fo forward, out of an affectation of an univerfal knowledge, to raife...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: With Thoughts on the Conduct of ...

John Locke - 1801 - 308 pages
...ftop when it is at the utmoft extent of its tether, and to lit down in a quiet ignorance of tliofc things which, upon examination, are found to be beyond the reach of our capacities. W"e fhould not then perhaps be fo forward, out of affectation of an univerfal knowledge, to raife queftiona,...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding; with Thoughts on the ..., Volume 1

John Locke - Knowledge, Theory of - 1801 - 308 pages
...to/ ftop when it is at the utmoft extent of its tether, and to fit down in a quiet ignorance of thofe things which, .upon examination, are found to be beyond the reach of our capacities. We mould not then perhaps be fo forward, out of affectation of an univerlal knowledge, to raife queftions,...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Volume 1

John Locke - Knowledge, Theory of - 1805 - 510 pages
...thereof; how far they reach; to comprehen. •what thirigs they are in any degree proper- sion. tionate ; and where they fail us : I suppose it may be of use...are found to be beyond the reach of our capacities. We should not then perhaps be so forward, out of an affectation of an universal knowledge, to raise...
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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Volume 1

John Locke - Knowledge, Theory of - 1813
...reasons and degrees of assent. § 4. Useful to know the extent of our comprehension. IF, by this inquiry into the nature of the understanding, I can discover...are found to be beyond the reach of our capacities. We should not then perhaps be so forward, out of an affectation of an universal knowledge, to raise...
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An essay concerning human understanding. Also extr. from the author's works ...

John Locke - 1815
...in meddling with things exceeding its comprehension; to stop, when it is at the utmost extent of hs tether; and to sit down in a quiet ignorance of those...are found to be beyond the reach of our capacities. We should not then perhaps be so forward, out of an affectation of an universal knowledge, to raise...
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An essay concerning human understanding. To which are now added, i. Analysis ...

John Locke - 1816
...things exceeding its comprehension ; to stop when it Is at the utmost extent of its tether ; and to git down in a quiet ignorance of those things, which,...are found to be beyond the reach of our capacities. We should not then, perhaps be so forward, out of an affection of an universal knowledge, to raise...
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