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Date: 1706 [first published 1658]

"Conception, the Product of the Mind, as a Thought, Notion, or Principle; the Simple Ideas or apprehension that a Man has of any Thing, without proceeding to affirm or deny and Point relating thereto; also a Conceiving with Child, or breeding."

— Phillips, Edward (1630-1696)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.