Transcription of LocHum,248[2]
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Volition what.       §28. Secondly, We must remember, that Volition, or Willing, is an
act of the Mind directing its thought to the production of any
Action, and thereby exerting its power to produce it. To avoid
multiplying of words, I would crave leave here, under the word
Action, to comprehend the forbearance too of any Action proposed;
sitting still, or holding ones peace, when walking or speaking are pro-
pos’d, though mere forbearances, requiring as much the determina-
tion of the Will, and being often as weighty in their consequences,
as the contrary Actions, may, on that consideration, well enough
pass for Actions too: But this I say, that I may not be mistaken, if
for brevity’s sake I speak thus.
Locke Hum II, 21, §28, p. 248