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" An instinct," says Dr. Whately,* "is a blind tendency to some mode of action independent of any consideration on the part of the agent, of the end to which the action leads. "
Proceedings - Seite 41
von Asiatic Society of Bengal, Asiatic Society (Calcutta, India) - 1887
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Band 13

1848
...developed in other animals the lower we descend in the scale. " An Instinct is, as has been said before, a blind tendency to some mode of action, independent...of the agent of the end to which the action leads. Hunger and thirst are no less an instinct in the adult than the desire of the new-born babe to suck,...
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On instinct, a lecture

Richard Whately (abp. of Dublin.) - 1847
...developed in other animals, the lower we descend in the scale. An Instinct is, as has been said above, a blind tendency to some mode of action, independent...of the agent, of the end to which the action leads. Hunger and thirst are no less an instinct in the adult, than the desire of the new-born babe to suck,...
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The Living Age ..., Band 16

1848
...developed in other animals the lower we descend in the scale. " An instinct is, as has been said before, a blind tendency to some mode of action, independent...of the agent of the end to which the action leads. Hunger and thirst are DO less an instinct in the adult than the desire of the new-born babe to suck,...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Band 13

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1848
...developed in other animals the lower we descend in the scale. •' An Instinct is, as has been said before, a blind tendency to some mode of action, independent...of the agent of the end to which the action leads. Hunger and thirst are no less an instinct in the adult than the desire of the new-born babe to suck,...
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Creation's Testimony to Its God, Or The Accordance of Science, Philosophy ...

Thomas Ragg - 1858 - 506 Seiten
...operation as soon as the opportunity presents itself. That impulse is truly an Instinct ; for it is " a blind tendency to some mode of action, independent...of the agent of the end to which the action leads." In this, the human infant only partakes of the same Instinct with the general race of mammals ; and...
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The Vocabulary of Philosophy, Mental, Moral and Metaphysical: With ...

1860 - 662 Seiten
...propensity prior to experience and independent of instruction." "An instinct," says Dr. Whately,* "is a blind tendency to some mode of action independent...the agent, of the end to which the action leads." There are two classes of actions, which, in the inferior animals, have been referred to instinct as...
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Miscellaneous Lectures and Reviews

Richard Whately - 1861 - 339 Seiten
...developed in other animals, the lower we descend in the scale. An Instinct is, as has been said above, a blind tendency to some mode of action, independent...of the agent, of the end to which the action leads. Hunger and thirst are no less an instinct in the adult, than the desire of the new-born babe to suck,...
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An elementary treatise on moral philosophy

1865
...experience, and independent of instruction.' 'An instinct? says Dr. Whateley (Tract on Instinct, p. 21), 'is a blind tendency to some mode of action, independent...the agent, of the end to which the action leads.' 'There are two classes of actions, which, in the inferior animals, have been referred to instinct as...
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Instinct: Its Office in the Animal Kingdom, and Its Relation to the Higher ...

Paul Ansel Chadbourne - 1872 - 307 Seiten
..."-Instinct is a propensity prior to experience and independent of instruction." Whately says, "Instinct is a blind tendency to some mode of action, independent...the agent, of the end to which the action leads." Hamilton gives this definition, "Instinct is an agent which performs blindly and ignorant 'ly a work...
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Instinct: Its Office in the Animal Kingdom, and Its Relation to the Higher ...

Paul Ansel Chadbourne - 1872 - 307 Seiten
...experience or instruction. But he adds this important element to Paley's definition, that this tendency is independent of any consideration on the part of the agent of the end to which the action leads. Here then we have another very sweeping assertion, for it puts every instinctive act on a level with...
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