(2) Besides our sensations, we learn truth and reality by our preconceptions or ideas (irpoMpPaS).
This is so characteristic of von Moltke's methods and of the tactical preconceptions of the time that it deserves more detailed notice.
The problem cannot be approached from modern preconceptions because there was much associated with the worship of Yahweh which only gradually came to be recognized as repugnant, and there was much in earlier ages and in other lands which reflects an elevated and even complex religious philosophy.
New to the Sacred College and free from traditional preconceptions, he was admirably fitted to carry out the papal policy under Leo XIII.
Napoleon's habit of clinging to his own preconceptions never received so strange and disastrous an illustration as it did during the month spent at Moscow.