In no single act of affirmation of cause or substance, much less in such a primitive act, do we affirm the universality of their application.
Against the Church of Rome, however, there was directed the affirmation that the Holy Ghost proceeds from the Father and not from both Father and Son; this rejection of the filioque was not unwelcome to the Turks.
In the history of philosophy affirmation precedes negation; dogmatism goes before scepticism.
It is that of " identity and diversity ": we cannot be conscious at all without distinguishing, and every affirmation necessarily implies negation.
The affirmation that American aborigines believed in an all-pervading, omnipotent Spirit is entirely inconsistent with the very nature of the case.