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"The notion that human life is sacred just because it is human life is medieval." Peter Singer
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"All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals." Peter Singer
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"Desire then is the invasion of the whole self by the wish, which, as it invades, sets going more and more of the psychical processes; but at the same time, so long as it remains desire, does not succeed in getting possession of the self." Samuel Alexander
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"It is convenient to distinguish the two kinds of experience which have thus been described, the experienc-ing and the experienc-ed, by technical words." Samuel Alexander
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"It is more difficult to designate this form of conation on its practical side by a satisfactory name." Samuel Alexander
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"It may be added, to prevent misunderstanding, that when I speak of contemplated objects in this last phrase as objects of contemplation, the act of contemplation itself is of course an enjoyment." Samuel Alexander
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"Practical acts are such as, through the medium of our bodily movements, alter the object or its relation to ourselves or to other subjects." Samuel Alexander
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"Psychology is the science of the act of experiencing, and deals with the whole system of such acts as they make up mental life." Samuel Alexander
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"The interval between a cold expectation and a warm desire may be filled by expectations of varying degrees of warmth or by desires of varying degrees of coldness." Samuel Alexander
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"The perceptive act is a reaction of the mind upon the object of which it is the perception." Samuel Alexander
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"The sensory acts are accordingly distinguished by their objects." Samuel Alexander
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"The thing of which the act of perception is the perception is experienced as something not mental." Samuel Alexander
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"Thus the same object may supply a practical perception to one person and a speculative one to another, or the same person may perceive it partly practically and partly speculatively." Samuel Alexander
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"Thus we have to recognize that a thing as perceived contains besides sensory elements other elements present to the mind only in ideal form." Samuel Alexander
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"We cannot therefore say that mental acts contain a cognitive as well as a conative element." Samuel Alexander
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"I don't think there's anything in the compromise that means that there's a clash of ethics." Peter Singer
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"An animal experiment cannot be justifiable unless the experiment is so important that the use of a brain-damaged human would be justifiable." Peter Singer
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"An expectation is a future object, recognised as belonging to me." Samuel Alexander
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"An object is not first imagined or thought about and then expected or willed, but in being actively expected it is imagined as future and in being willed it is thought." Samuel Alexander
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"Both expectations and memories are more than mere images founded on previous experience." Samuel Alexander
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"But though cognition is not an element of mental action, nor even in any real sense of the word an aspect of it, the distinction of cognition and conation has if properly defined a definite value." Samuel Alexander
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