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  • n. Plural form of volition.

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Examples

  • The former he calls volitions and the latter appetitions

    Leibniz's Ethics

  • Author of all our volitions is the Creator of the world, who first bestowed motion on this immense machine, and placed all beings in that particular position, whence every subsequent event, by an inevitable necessity, must result.

    An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

  • Says Dr. Hodge, "The will is not determined by any law of necessity; it is not independent, indifferent, or self-determined, but is always determined by the preceding state of mind; so that a man is free so long as his volitions are the conscious expression of his mind; or so long as his activity is determined and controlled by his reason and feelings."

    The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination

  • This view may seem at first exaggerated, but the more our so-called volitions and their causes are examined, the more it is forced upon us.

    The Analysis of Mind

  • The ultimate Author of all our volitions is the Creator of the world, who first bestowed motion on this immense machine, and placed all beings in that particular position, whence every subsequent event, by an inevitable necessity, must result.

    Of Liberty and Necessity. Part II

  • Here is seen how ideas arise from the fields of social institutions, and how characters, tendencies, sentiments, volitions, that is to say, in a word, moral forces, are produced and develop into conditions governed by circumstances.

    Essays on the Materialistic Conception of History

  • Which is merely another way of stating the conclusion previously reached -- viz. that the only necessity which can be proved to govern our volitions is the necessity which is imposed by our own considerations of reason and morality.

    Mind and Motion and Monism

  • The real question in dispute in regard to the will is, whether, all things external and internal being the same to any voluntary agent, the volitions will be the same.

    Outlines of Moral Science.

  • The volition, viewed abstractly, is always the same, when the external action is the same; but the moral character of the acts, where the volitions are the same, may vary exceedingly.

    Outlines of Moral Science.

  • This is sometimes called "volitions," but that is taking just one element of the aggregate to name the entire package, so it is not the best translation.

    The Twelve Links of Dependent Arising ��� Day Two: The First Seven Links

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