Mill's definition of miracles: " to constitute a miracle, a phenomenon must take place without having been preceded by any antecedent phenomenal conditions sufficient again to reproduce it.
Much depends upon its antecedent magnetic condition, and indeed upon its whole magnetic history.
It was of course antecedent to the discovery of auscultation.
It is usually maintained that this work was written before the Old Testament poems. The arguments for this view are that the Heliand contains no allusion to any foregoing poetical treatment of the antecedent history, and that the Genesis fragments exhibit a higher degree of poetic skill.
The lower forms of life prefigure man in unequal degrees of imperfection; they exist for his sake, but they are not regarded as representing necessary antecedent conditions of human existence.
A system more elaborate than anything antecedent was then introduced under the name of flying transport.
This involves that its activity cannot be truly conceived of as included in an antecedent, as an effect in a cause or one term of an equation in the other.
The generally transverse course of these rivers has given rise to the suggestion that they are of antecedent origin; but there are many objections to this over-simple, Gordian explanation.
The structure of the region previous to faulting was dependent on long antecedent processes of accumulation and deformation and the surface of the region then was dependent on the amount of erosion suffered in the prefaulting cycle.
In common with all other Coelomata, the Mollusca have the mouth and first part of the alimentary canal which leads into the met-enteron formed by a special invagination of the outer layer of the primitive body-wall, not to be confounded with that which often, but not always, accompanies the antecedent formation of the archenteron; this invagination is termed the stomodaeum.
What Hume called repeated sequence Pearson calls " routine " of perceptions, and, like his master, holds that cause is an antecedent stage in a routine of perceptions; while he also acknowledges that his account of matter leads him very near to John Stuart Mill's definition of matter as " a permanent possibility of sensations."
It needs not distillation, but expansion and illustration from contemporary and antecedent thought and literature.
Finally, a universal judgment is often existential; but whether it is so or not it remains categorical, so long as it introduces no hypothetical antecedent about the existence of the thing signified by the subject.
Hence the hypothetical element is not a hypothetical antecedent " If anything is a' man," but an uncertain conclusion that " All existing men are mortal."
" If an existing man is wise "); and the second premise or assumption, " Something is NI," establishes part of the first, namely, the hypothetical antecedent, whether as regards existence (e.g.
So too, if the canon of the Method of Agreement is never more than approximately satisfied, intermixture of effects will in practice mean that we at least often do not know the cause or antecedent equivalent of a given effect, without the possibility of an alternative.
From the judgment viewed as hypothetical we pass by affirmation of the antecedent or denial of the consequent to inference.
Out of this grew her Indian Story and Song from North America (1900), illustrating "a stage of development antecedent to that in which culture music appeared."
Hobbes's conception of the state of nature antecedent to civil organization as a state of war and moral anarchy was obviously very offensive to churchmen.
The reason assigned for these extraordinary diversions of the drainage right across the general strike of the ridges is that it is antecedent - i.e.
Instead of making the motive to choice a factor within the concrete process of volition, he regards it as a cause antecedent to the exercise of a special mental faculty.
Once applied to the facts at all, it would drive us beyond the first antecedent or term of antecedents of volition to a still further cause or ground - in fact, land us in an infinite regress of causes.
Possibly mammalian remains also occur in the antecedent Triassic epoch, some palaeontologists regarding the South African Tritylodon as a mammal, while others consider that it was probably a reptile.
.For to give a reason for choosing (where "reason" is not merely equivalent to the determinists' "cause" or "necessary antecedent") would simply be to find the explanation of the individual's choice in some previous decision.
The physics and psychology of Descartes were much studied in England, and his metaphysical system was certainly the most important antecedent of Locke's; but Descartes hardly touched ethics proper.
Antecedent poliomyelitis was demonstrated in all patients by electromyography or muscle biopsy or both.
Antecedent strengthening seems to fail.
And yet in this instance, I may not at all know the causal antecedents of the appearances in question.
David Hoile and others have given valid reasons for suggesting that the Levelers were the political antecedents of present day Libertarians.
Given the literary antecedents of the area, the choice wasn't all that bad.
He was looking for antecedent recoveries, income payments and aging book debts or equity in the matrimonial home.
It may take the form of examining the demographic antecedents of the characteristics in question.
Much of today's mathematical pedagogy is derived from distant historical antecedents.
Of course, one can find neo-platonic antecedents to these intuitions, at least to the first of them.
The most obvious antecedent for "this" is Jesus Christ.
The pronouns function semantically as variables bound by their quantifier antecedents.
The antecedent task is the action.
There is no ambiguity in calling conditionals with true antecedents "true" or "false."
What causal antecedents does an intentional action have to have?