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1754 Excerpt: ...or is of it self intelligible; for consequently a
corporeal Existence, which is not such, can be only understood by
its signifying or importing and denoting what is intellectual And
That alone is in its Nature or truly and properly intellectual,
which cannot be at all perceived, without being at the fame time
understood-, as v. gr. the Mind's Thoughts or Notions and
Conceptions of Things, its Designs and Intentions, its Faculties of
Understanding and Willing, its moral Habits called Virtues and
Vices, its rational Passions of Admiration and Curiosity, or a
Defire of Knowledge, with whatever besides can be attributed or
ascribed to the Nature of a Rational and Intelligent Being, or
which-are the proper Consequences and Results of its intellectual
Powers and Capacities. For that any of These should be at D. 2 all
all perceived, and not be immediately un-derstood, or appear in
themselves intelligible, is a manifest Contradiction. Whereas the
Hand, for instance, may be perceived, without being underwood, or
without one's having this Notion and Apprehension of it, viz. That
" it is an-Instrument, or a "Thing properly framed for the several
"Uses it is put to; " and a 'triangle may be perceived, without
having a Knowledge of its Properties, which is understanding the
Nature of this Figure. So that they become intelligible, only by
Means of the Notions applicable to them, and which are properly
intellectual, because they are Acts of the Understanding, or the
Mind entertains and has them, merely by vertue of and in the Use
and Exercise of that Faculty. And consequently, take from the Hand
the Notion of its Usefulness, and consider the sensible Appearance
of a Tn'angle, without thinking of any of its Properties, and
neither of them is intelligibl...
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