innate inclination

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Rooted in the child's innate inclination to learn, Montessori's activity-based methodologies are proven to develop independent learners from a very early age.
There's an innate inclination to patronage (whether toward artists, Jews, or the gay community) that empowers Wolf to lead.
In discussing the Apology, Cropsey implies that there was something inordinate in Socrates' efforts to improve his fellow citizens, not explicable by any rational calculation of his own good, but only by "an innate inclination toward right and good .
The manias for honor, dominance, and possession--which, again, are acquired passions aimed at having power or influence over others--just are what the innate inclination to freedom gets transformed into through self-love in a social context.
Surely you have to have a certain innate inclination in that direction.
Images of savagery and innate inclination to warfare remained part of this representation of the "other.
Ellen Craft indicates that no innate inclination among enslaved women prevents them from nurturing children and securing homes and husbands.
Furthermore, says Mansini, "If we are not ordered to vision except by grace, and if the principles of attainment are grace and the theological virtues, then there is no natural desire for vision, no innate inclination to it.
According to Islam, all prophets are divinely protected from sin and have no innate inclination to commit sin.
Even this, however, is not the whole story, for this discussion sets the stage for the authors to enter into the scholarly dispute about Scotus's view of the foundation of the will's freedom: whether this foundation is found merely in the will's being undetermined by external causes or in being a rational potency with two innate inclinations toward the good, that is, an affection for possession (affectio commodi) and an affection for justice (affectio justitiae).