Quotation by Ralph J. Cudworth

If intellection and knowledge were mere passion from without, or the bare reception of extraneous and adventitious forms, then no reason could be given at all why a mirror or looking-glass should not understand; whereas it cannot so much as sensibly perceive those images which it receives and reflects to us.
Ralph J. Cudworth (1617–1688), British theologian, philosopher. Treatise Concerning Eternal and Immutable Morality, bk. 4, ch. 1, sct. 3 (1731).
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