Mere thought can bring about real emotion.
Mere observation is never enough, and neither is mere speculation.
“If you actually manage to explain consciousness, they say, you will diminish us all, turn us into mere protein robots, mere things.”
If you know anything about Silicon Valley techno-capitalism, the first thing you know is that it’s never about mere wealth, mere market domination.
How can mere words transform the moral landscape?
Rather, for the actualist, principle A is a necessary truth; it is not even possible that there be mere possibilia.
For MacKinnon, pornography involves men treating women as mere instruments in order to satisfy their sexual desires.
As a result, for Lotze, an arbitrarily given name is, in fact, no name at all: a mere “name” is utterly insufficient.
This means that the property is not a mere result of an immensely high degree of organisational complexity at the chemical level.
Here again Gendler stresses that the wontian explanation she provides is premised on how imagination is distinct from mere supposition and belief.
One of these is objectification: wrongfully treating something (or someone) that is not a mere object as if it were a mere object.
Kant (Lectures on Ethics) himself claims that no farming practice does—animals are mere means and so treating them as mere means is fine.
When immigrants are reduced to the status of a mere machine, it becomes terrifyingly easy to dispense with them or dismiss them if circumstances render it necessary.
All intentionality, he holds, involves a presentation (Vorstellung) (in some sense, an appearance) of an object (including mere imaginings or conceivings of objects).
However, Sturm does not content himself with putting forth a mere natural history, a mere listing of things found in nature, or curious experimental results.
On Tooming’s picture, (engaged) imagination, unlike mere supposition, requires mental imagery (2018: 690; see the entry on mental imagery and section 2.3 of the entry on imagination).
Being caused by an intention distinguishes movements (or absences of movement) which are actions from mere events, and so, among bodily movements, intentional actions from mere reflexes.
(1) A plum-pudding, that is not really solid, is mere porridge; (2) Every plum-pudding, served at my table, has been boiled in a cloth; (3) A plum-pudding that is mere porridge is indistinguishable from soup; (4) No plum-puddings are really solid, except what are served at my table.
(1) All the human race, except my footmen, have a certain amount of common-sense; (2) No one, who lives on barley-sugar, can be anything but a mere baby; (3) None but a hop-scotch player knows what real happiness is; (4) No mere baby has a grain of common sense; (5) No engine-driver ever plays hop-scotch; (6) No footman of mine is ignorant of what true happiness is.
Prior to 1848, Marx used the Hegelian idea of estrangement (which Hegel had used in a metaphysical sense) to indicate the alienation of the worker from the enjoyment of the products of his labour, the crass treatment of human labour as a mere commodity and human beings as mere things, and the general dehumanization of individuals in a selfish, profit-seeking capitalist society.
- a small pond of standing water
- being nothing more than specified
Example: a mere child
- apart from anything else; without additions or modifications
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Prior to 1848 Marx used the Hegelian idea of estrangement which Hegel had used in a metaphysical sense to indicate the alienation of the worker from the enjoyment of the products of his labour the crass treatment of human labour as a mere commodity and human beings as mere things and the general dehumanization of individuals in a selfish profit-seeking capitalist society