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  • Even if everyone accepted in abstracto the same method, the eyes of the hare would remain different from the eyes of the owl.
  • A couple of years later, in 1989, she creates the series In Abstracto.
  • Accordingly we think something in general and determine it on the one hand sensuously, but, on the other, distinguish the general and in abstracto represented object from this particular mode of intuiting it. Cited from The Critique of Pure Reason, by Immanuel Kant
  • In what respect, I pray, can this statement be strengthened by any reasoning about the nature and distinctive essence of miracles 'in abstracto'? Cited from Coleridge's Literary Remains, Volume 4., by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Like the borrower, a pledgee was held to the culpa levis in abstracto standard; again, this may have developed from custodia.
  • He might as well have been an Earl of Bottle, for aught I knew of him, who had been content to reverence the peerage in abstracto, rather than in concretis. Cited from Biographia Literaria, Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Arguments refuting the inherence criticism, however, claim that a form of something spatial can lack a concrete (spatial) location and yet have in abstracto spatial qualities.
  • Now, whether an action which is possible to us in the world of sense, comes under the rule or not, is a question to be decided by the practical judgement, by which what is said in the rule universally (in abstracto) is applied to an action in concreto. Cited from The Critique of Practical Reason, by Kant
  • In order to get a number instead of a mere quantity, we can also think of these featureless, abstract "somethings" as "ones" and then get "one and one and one etc." as basic definition of number in abstracto.
  • He dicho que para salvar la expresion de identidad empleabamos el nombre concreto en lugar del abstracto, envolviendo en aquel la idea del sujeto. Cited from Filosofia fundamental, by Jaime Balmes
  • In the same way, we cannot cogitate relations of things in abstracto, if we commence with conceptions alone, in any other manner than that one is the cause of determinations in the other; for that is itself the conception of the understanding or category of relation. Cited from The Critique of Pure Reason, by Immanuel Kant
  • The king himself after all his magnificent boasts, was obliged to make his escape through a distinction which he framed between a king in abstracto and a king in concreto: an abstract king, he said, had all power; but a concrete king was bound to observe the laws of the country which he governed. Cited from The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol. I, Part D, by David Hume
  • A borrower was held (in most juristic texts) to a standard of culpa levis in abstracto - the borrower was liable if his or her conduct fell short of the diligentia (care) of a bonus paterfamilias - a good, respected, head of the family.
  • Karlgren (1931: 46) explains that the book "is not a dictionary in abstracto, it is a collection of direct glosses to concrete passages in ancient texts."

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