Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not cogitative; lacking the power of thought.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not cogitative; not thinking; lacking the power of thought.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not cogitative; not thinking; lacking the power of thought.

Etymologies

in- +‎ cogitative (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Being to be nothing else but a composition of particles of matter, each whereof is incogitative, is to ascribe all the wisdom and knowledge of that eternal Being only to the juxta-position of parts; than which nothing can be more absurd.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • Which, if you please, we will hereafter call cogitative and incogitative beings; which to our present purpose, if for nothing else, are perhaps better terms than material and immaterial.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • For it is as impossible to conceive that ever bare incogitative matter should produce a thinking intelligent being, as that nothing should of itself produce matter.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • And yet, if they will not allow matter as matter, that is, every particle of matter, to be as well cogitative as extended, they will have as hard a task to make out to their own reasons a cogitative being out of incogitative particles, as an extended being out of unextended parts, if I may so speak.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • If, therefore, it be evident, that something necessarily must exist from eternity, it is also as evident, that that something must necessarily be a cogitative being: for it is as impossible that incogitative matter should produce a cogitative being, as that nothing, or the negation of all being, should produce a positive being or matter.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • Thirdly, because a system of incogitative matter cannot be cogitative.

    God, Aids & Circumcision

  • But let us suppose motion eternal too: yet matter, incogitative matter and motion, whatever changes it might produce of figure and bulk, could never produce thought: knowledge will still be as far beyond the power of motion and matter to produce, as matter is beyond the power of nothing or nonentity to produce.

    God, Aids & Circumcision

  • Much more, therefore, may our broad distinction between "cogitative and incogitative being" [5] not be a distinction which is "legitimated by the conditions of external reality."

    A Candid Examination of Theism

  • Now, in the former train of reasoning, the whole proof rests entirely upon the fact that "it is impossible to conceive that ever bare incogitative matter should produce a thinking intelligent being."

    A Candid Examination of Theism

  • But to continue the quotation: -- "If, therefore, it be evident that something necessarily must exist from eternity, it is also as evident that that something must necessarily be a cogitative being; for it is as impossible [_inconceivable_] that incogitative matter should produce a cogitative being, as that nothing, or the negation of all being, should produce a positive being or matter."

    A Candid Examination of Theism

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