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So it is deemed better to classify in accordance with the function or effect it is known a means _must_ perform or accomplish than in accordance with the _object_ with respect to which an act or acts are directed or in accordance with some _effect_ which may or may not result.. [The Classification of Patents]
An effect being _defined_ as something subsequent to its cause, obviously we can have no _effect_ upon the past.. [Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays]
The Cause of any event, then, when exactly ascertainable, has five marks: it is (quantitatively) _equal_ to the effect, and (qualitatively) _the immediate, unconditional, invariable antecedent of the effect_.. [Logic Deductive and Inductive]
He must study the nature of the effect he is to produce, and of the materials upon which he is to work, and adopt, after mature deliberation, a plan to accomplish his purpose, founded upon the principles which ought always to regulate the action of mind upon mind, and adapted to produce the _intellectual effect_, which he wishes to accomplish.. [The Teacher Or, Moral Influences Employed in the Instruction and Government of the Young]
Given an effect to be accounted for, and there being several causes which might have produced it, but of the presence of which in the particular case nothing is known; the probability that the effect was produced by any one of these causes _is as the antecedent probability of the cause, multiplied by the probability that the cause, if it existed, would have produced the given effect_.. [A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive]
Both of these would have the effect of extremely diminishing the _effect_ of the measure in Ireland.. [Memoirs of the Court of George IV. 1820-1830 (Vol 1) From the Original Family Documents]
If it were proper to be rigorous in examining trifles, it might be replied, that Shakespeare would write more erroneously, if he wrote by the direction of this critick; they were not _distilled_, whatever the word may mean, _by the effect of fear_; for that _distillation_ was itself the _effect_; _fear_ was the cause, the active cause, that _distilled_ them by that force of operation which we strictly call _act_ involuntary, and _power_ in involuntary agents, but popularly call _act_ in both.. [Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies]
In that way I discern the power of each thing, and that is the same power which produces the same effect, and that is a different power which produces a different effect_. "[. [Christianity and Greek Philosophy or, the relation between spontaneous and reflective thought in Greece and the positive teaching of Christ and His Apostles]
"As to Mr Oswald's offer to make an acknowledgment of our independence the first article of our treaty, and your Excellency's remark, that it is sufficient, and that _we are not to expect the effect before the cause_, permit us to observe, that by the _cause_, we suppose, is intended the _treaty_, and by the _effect_, an acknowledgment of our independence.. [The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. VIII]
What a model program like Globaloria and others like it shows us, in effect, is that kids don't need to wait for Superman.. [Idit Harel Caperton: Waiting for Cupid (not Superman)]
I also know that, historically, we have been slaves to a nutrition-less health information system that, in effect, is designed to keep us in mental chains, thus to maintain the status quo.. [T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D.: Nutrition: The Future of Medicine]
What you're arguing, in effect, is having the gov't borrow money on one hand and putting it into private accounts on the other is somehow less 'control'.. [Bartlett and Krugman, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty]
The main effect is not that they add to measured unemployment, but that it tends to drive down wages because they are willing to work for less.. [Immigration Reform, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty]
I.e., a real income tax goes to the Treasury for spending as general revenue, but the income tax on SS benefits is instead returned to the SSA, and so is indistingushable in effect from a means-tested benefit reduction.. [Forced Savings vs. Social Security, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty]
What we may soon be witnessing, in effect, is an attempt on Harper's part, through his Ministers and their departments, to claim that role for himself.. [Archive 2009-12-01]
IMO the main effect is to make the UK NHS even more of a soviet-style technocratic provider than it already was.. [Comparing Effectiveness of Health Care Procedures, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty]