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innate
used in Sophie's World

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Definition
of a quality:  present at birth; or arising from within rather than having been learned or acquired
  • But we also have an innate power of reason.
    11 — Aristotle (23% in)
innate = present at birth
  • They could for example point out that the use of an expression like "natural modesty" is not always defensible, for if it is "natural" to be modest, it must be something you are born with, something innate.
    7 — Socrates (45% in)
  • But is it really innate, Sophie—or is it socially induced?
    7 — Socrates (45% in)
  • To someone who has traveled the world, the answer should be simple: It is not "natural"—or innate—to be afraid to show yourself naked.
    7 — Socrates (45% in)
  • In the same way, everybody can grasp philosophical truths if they just use their innate reason.
    7 — Socrates (59% in)
  • Using your innate reason means reaching down inside yourself and using what is there.
    7 — Socrates (59% in)
  • Are we born with innate "ideas"?
    10 — The Major's Cabin (42% in)
  • Which brought her to the next question: Are we born with innate "ideas"?
    10 — The Major's Cabin (79% in)
  • But the same problem was raised here as with the baby and the innate ideas.
    10 — The Major's Cabin (87% in)
  • No Innate Ideas Like the philosophers before him, Plato wanted to find the eternal and immutable in the midst of all change.
    11 — Aristotle (13% in)
  • We have no innate ideas, as Plato held, but we have the innate faculty of organizing all sensory impressions into categories and classes.
    11 — Aristotle (24% in)
  • We have no innate ideas, as Plato held, but we have the innate faculty of organizing all sensory impressions into categories and classes.
    11 — Aristotle (24% in)
  • Aristotle did not deny that humans have innate reason.
    11 — Aristotle (25% in)
  • So man has no innate "ideas."
    11 — Aristotle (25% in)
  • We could say that "substance" always strives toward achieving an innate potentiality.
    11 — Aristotle (28% in)
  • My personal opinion is that everyone is endowed with this ability, so in other words, conscience is innate.
    12 — Hellenism (21% in)
  • It is neither through our own merit nor through any natural—or innate—ability.
    14 — Two Cultures (74% in)
  • By that he meant truths that could be reached both through Christian faith and through our innate or natural reason.
    15 — The Middle Ages (74% in)
  • According to Descartes, the idea of God is innate, it is stamped on us from birth 'like the artisan's mark stamped on his product.'
    18 — Descartes (49% in)
  • Only when we are free to develop our innate abilities can we live as free beings.
    19 — Spinoza (81% in)
  • That's right, a rationalist believes in reason as the primary source of knowledge, and he may also believe that man has certain innate ideas that exist in the mind prior to all experience.
    20 — Locke (41% in)
  • This view implied a pointed criticism of Plato, who had held that man brought with him a set of innate 'ideas' from the world o ideas.
    20 — Locke (50% in)
  • We have no innate ideas or conceptions about the world we are brought into before we have seen it.
    20 — Locke (51% in)
  • The expectation that the white billiard ball will move when it is struck by the black billiard ball is therefore not innate.
    21 — Hume (73% in)
  • So he thought that perceiving things in time and space was innate?
    24 — Kant (20% in)
  • And that is innate?
    24 — Kant (61% in)
  • The ability to tell right from wrong is just as innate as all the other attributes of reason.
    24 — Kant (62% in)
  • It was characteristic of the Romantic view in general that nature was thought of as an organism, or in other words, a unity which is constantly developing its innate potentialities.
    25 — Romanticism (53% in)
  • And 'the people' were seen as an organism unfolding its innate potentiality—exactly like nature and history.
    25 — Romanticism (60% in)
  • The writer could experience that his story was being written by some innate force.
    25 — Romanticism (70% in)
  • Darwin had, after all, distanced God a good way from the act of creation, although there were admittedly some who claimed it was surely greater to have created something with its own innate evolutionary potential than simply to create a fixed entity.
    29 — Darwin (57% in)
  • This means nothing less than that everybody has an innate need to give artistic expression to his or her existential situation.
    30 — Freud (75% in)
  • But according to Sartre, man has no such innate 'nature.'
    31 — Our Own Time (41% in)
  • Although Sartre claimed there was no innate meaning to life, he did not mean that nothing mattered.
    31 — Our Own Time (48% in)

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