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Date: 1706 [first published 1658]

"Volition, (in Philos.) the Act of Willing, an Act of the Mind when it knowingly exercises that Dominion it takes to it self over any Part of the Man, by employing such a Faculty in, or withholding it from any particular Action."

— 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.