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unconditionalness

Definitions

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  • n. Unconditionality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being unconditional.

Etymologies

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unconditional +‎ -ness

Examples

  • The immediacy of a cause being implied in its unconditionalness, is an important clue to it; but as far as the detection of causes depends upon sense-perception, our powers (however aided by instruments) are unequal to the subtlety of Nature.

    Logic Deductive and Inductive

  • If we neglect them, and merely collect examples of the sequence A-_p_, this is 'simple enumeration'; and although simple enumeration, when the instances of agreement are numerous enough, may give rise to a strong belief in the connection of phenomena, yet it can never be a methodical or logical proof of causation, since it does not indicate the unconditionalness of the sequence.

    Logic Deductive and Inductive

  • The unconditionalness, therefore, which he considers to attach to them, and which he believes a “distinction of first-rate importance for clearing up the notion of Cause,” does not seem, even in their case, to be available to any further extent than in reference to the constant experience respecting day and night.

    Theism: The Witness of Reason and Nature to an All-Wise and Beneficent Creator.

  • If there be any meaning which confessedly belongs to the term necessity, it is _unconditionalness_.

    A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2)

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