The primitive condition of all intelligence is that the ego shall posit, affirm or be aware of itself.
Such a rate of change would be quite insensible, and we can affirm that for recent times there is no reason to look for any other factor than contraction; but if we consider the remote past it is a different matter.
- we must agree with those historians of religion who affirm that the world has known only a single living monotheism, viz.
At least, it would be hard to name any school of theists which was content to affirm that there " happened " to be a God.'
In opposition to the Frankish claim, Venice resolved to affirm her dependence on the Eastern empire.