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vb. (en-third-person singular of: assert)

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A modern, materialistic reinterpretation of this view asserts that mental events in general, and all causally efficacious mental processes in particular, are unconscious, for they are actually brain states that can be studied solely by objective, scientific means.

This metaphysical principle is closely conjoined with another belief, known as universalism, which asserts that natural, quantifiable, regular laws govern the course of events in the universe uniformly throughout all of space and time.

Durkheim asserts that the concept of mana is the precursor of the scientific concept of energy that was developed during the nineteenth century.

Such mental perception, he asserts, is a kind of arbitrator, or judge, of the external senses, for it decides what is and is not sufficient for the various outer senses.

An alternative, phenomenological interpretation of causality that is most appropriately applied to mental causation asserts simply: if a set of one or more events A precedes an event B, and B does not occur without the prior occurrence of A, then A is said to cause B.

In presenting his argument against the very existence of introspection, Lyons correctly asserts that we commonly have an unfounded certainty about the reliability of our internal observations.

This empirical conclusion, he asserts, casts doubt on the possibility of simultaneously attending to an object of consciousness and to the subjective consciousness of that object.

The Theravada tradition asserts that after the counterpart sign appears and vanishes, one experiences the primal state of the mind from which thoughts originate.

Vasubandhu asserts that the duration of a single moment of awareness is between one and two milliseconds.

But there are other issues involved that make these guidelines highly suspect, and these have to do with the incommensurability Christian asserts between religious and scientific theories.

Faith, he asserts, is essential, but as a practical, not a dogmatic, attitude, and it must go with toleration of other faiths, with the search for the most probable, and with the full consciousness of responsibilities and risks.

Perhaps, if they had recognized and studied the constitution which preceded that drawn up by the Convention of 1787, and which is intrinsic, inherent in the republic itself, they would have seen that it solves the problem, and asserts national unity without consolidation, and the rights of the several States without danger of disintegration.

This new theory transfers to society the sovereignty which that asserted for the individual, and asserts social despotism, or the absolutism of the state.

The doctrine of individual freedom before the state is due to the Christian religion, which asserts the dignity and worth of every human soul, the accountability to God of each man for himself, and lays it down as law for every one that God is to be obeyed rather than men.

The theory that the people are absolutely sovereign in their own independent right and might, as some zealous democrats explain it, asserts the fundamental principle of despotism, and all despotism is false, for it identifies the creature with the Creator.