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volition

Philosophy an act of will as distinguished from the physical movement it intends to bring about
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Nor will anyone quarrel with the view that circumcision is a violent invasive act, when not undertaken volitionally.
This work gives ample freedom of expression to the various, often sophisticated arguments of the volitionally hellhound, such as this from a character Lewis calls the "Episcopal Ghost": "For me there is no such thing as a final answer.
Autonomy means to "act volitionally with a sense of choice" (Deci & Ryan, 2008, p.
standing in a childlike, volitionally submissive relationship to God as
2) Similar effects of sleep loss have not been observed in any other species, including humans (and notably, neither humans nor rats can volitionally go without sleep for more than a few days, meaning that nonvolitional behavioral methods or pharmacological methods must then be used to maintain wakefulness).
Furthermore, sleeping is a matter of volitionally formed habit and principle; people don't automatically do what's necessary to get the kind and amount of sleep they optimally need.
Third, the client identifies with the goals of therapy and volitionally pursues change.
38) Such a development, if realized, would doubtless correct what Leifer called the "structural flaw" arising from ASEAN's position as the hub of and driving force behind the Asia-Pacific's regional architecture--an anomaly that flies in the face of conventional wisdom on regional order and power, where the world's most powerful nations volitionally defer to a grouping of developing nations where determining the diplomatic-security agenda and convention of Asia-Pacific regionalism are concerned.
Why, then, do epidemics, volcanoes, and earthquakes, as well as volitionally chosen human evil, afflict God's children?