We could, on the other hand, seize the essence of the object of a proposition, and conceive of
it without having recourse to a demonstration.
But even that limitation does not detract from a work that ought to alter the way historians conceive of
African American property ownership.
At this point, in 1996, I started to conceive of
the project as 'the garden of cosmic speculation', and see it partly as a critique of reductive science and its dumb metaphors ('selfish genes', 'big bangs') and partly as a traditional instrument to celebrate the cosmos.
For, it is possible to conceive of
a being which cannot be conceived not to exist; and this is greater than one which can be conceived not to exist.
He argues that because he has an idea of perfection against which he measures himself, he can only conceive of
himself as imperfect or finite in the face of this perfection or infinitude.