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These objections have been formed from perceived and prepossessed views.
that profession prepossessed with ideas of wrong which invents a notice of justice as its ideal?
A person inhabits this delimiting perspective according to a prepossessed disposition, which Hopkins early identifies as "a passion or prepossession or enthusiasm" (Journals, p.
The mnemonic arts, as Frances Yates told us, not only developed the powers of recall, but helped furnish the sense of the mastery of material and inner psychological space that paved the way for the prepossessed Cartesian subject.
Prepossessed with the opinion, that this phantom is an interesting reality, men, instead of concluding wisely from its incomprehensibility, that they are not bound to regard it; on the contrary infer, that they cannot sufficiently meditate upon it, that they must contemplate it without ceasing, reason upon it without end, and never lose sight of it.
A less prepossessed investigator might, if he thought about it, draw rather different conclusions.
One must not be in the least prepossessed in favour of the real existence of the thing, but must preserve complete indifference in this respect, in order to play the part of judge in matters of taste'.(4)
For men according as they pitied Germanicus and were prepossessed with suspicion or were biased by partiality towards Piso, gave conflicting accounts."(65) Like Sidney's wise judge, the Tacitean historian cannot pierce the fog of conjecture and probabilities that enshrouds the domain of historical and juridic inquiry.