omnipotence of thought

om·nip·o·tence of thought

(om-nip'ō-tens thawt),
A childish or magical thought process whereby instantaneous gratification of fantasies and wishes is believed to be imminent.

omnipotence of thought

In psychiatry, the infantile concept of reality in which one expects all of one's wishes to be instantly gratified.
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The polemic between Erasmus and Luther over the free will flared up Valla's speculations about the limitations of reason and omnipotence of thought, the dissymmetry and interplay between knowing and willing and his doubts about philosophy's power to define the perimeter of their theological philosophical debate.
The male imagination, disavowing all involvement in the production of monstrous offspring, attributed dissimilarity to the vis imaginativa, thereby crediting the mother with something like omnipotence of thought.