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" If it may be doubted, whether beasts compound and enlarge their ideas that way, to any degree: this, I think, I may be positive in, that the power of abstracting is not at all in them; and that the having of general ideas, is that which puts a perfect... "
Lectures on the Science of Language: Delivered at the Royal Institution of ... - Page 375
by Friedrich Max Müller - 1862
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The Science of Thought

Friedrich Max Müller - 1887 - 664 pages
...Understanding, bk. ii. c. 1 1. par. 10, 1 1, ' that the power of abstracting is not at all in beasts ; and that the having of general ideas is that which puts a perfect distinction betwixt man and brutes, and is an excellency which the faculties of brutes do by no means attain to. For, it is evident, we...
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Mental Evolution in Man: Origin of Human Faculty

George John Romanes - 1889 - 452 pages
...degree ; this I think I may be positive in, that the power of abstracting is not at all in them ; and that the having of general ideas is that which puts a perfect distinction betwixt man and brutes, and is an excellency which the faculties of brutes do by no means attain * In my previous work I devoted...
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Essays, Scientific and Philosophical: With Memoirs of the Author

Aubrey Lackington Moore - 1890 - 268 pages
...quotation from the " Essay," which draws the line between man and brute at the power of abstracting " the having of general ideas is that which puts a perfect distinction betwixt man and brutes, and is an excellency which the faculties of brutes do by no means attain to." In the next chapter we...
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The Science of Language: Founded on Lectures Delivered at the ..., Volume 1

Friedrich Max Müller - 1891
...degree : this, I think, I may be positive in, that the power of abstracting is not at all in them ; and that the having of general ideas is that which puts a perfect distinction betwixt man and brutes, and is an excellency which the faculties of brutes do by no means attain to.' If Locke is right in...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 118

1873
...degree, this, I think, I may be positive in, that the power of abstracting is not at all in them ; and that the having of general ideas is that which puts a perfect distinction betwixt man and brutes, and is an excellency which the faculties of brutes do by no means attain to. For, it is evident, we...
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The World's Best Orations: From the Earliest Period to the Present ..., Volume 8

David Josiah Brewer - 1899 - 4107 pages
...degree, this, I think, I may be positive in, that the power of abstracting is not at all in them; and that the having of general ideas is that which puts a perfect distinction betwixt man and brutes, and is an excellency which the faculties of brutes do by no means attain to." If Locke is right in...
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Orations: Roman orators

1900
...degree, this, I think, I may be positive in, that the power of abstracting is not at all in them; and that the having of general ideas is that which puts a perfect distinction betwixt man and brutes, and is an excellency which the faculties of brutes do by no means attain to." If Locke is right in...
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The Works of George Berkeley ...: Philosophical works, 1734-52: The analyst ...

George Berkeley, Alexander Campbell Fraser - 1901
...which puts the widest difference in point of understanding betwixt man and beast. Thus speaks he : ' The having of general ideas is that which puts a perfect distinction betwixt man and brutes, and is an excellency which the facultys of brutes do by no means attain unto. For it is evident we...
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Orators of continental Europe

Mayo Williamson Hazeltine - 1903
...degree, this, I think, I may be positive in, that the power of abstracting is not at all in them; and that the having of general ideas is that which puts a perfect distinction betwixt man and brutes, and is an excellency which the faculties of brutes do by no means attain to." If Locke is right in...
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Masterpieces of Eloquence: Famous Orations of Great World Leaders ..., Volume 20

Mayo Williamson Hazeltine - 1905 - 11114 pages
...degree, this, I think, I may be positive in, that the power of abstracting is not at all in them; and that the having of general ideas is that which puts a perfect distinction betwixt man and brutes, and is an excellency which the faculties of brutes do by no means attain to." If Locke is right in...
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