The Ethical Philosophy of Samuel Clarke

G. Kreysing, 1892 - 97 páginas

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Página 76 - God, the immortality of the soul, and a future state of rewards and punishments have be,en esteemed useful engines of government.
Página 30 - ... from him ; neither shall any man take mine from me. I will think no man the worse man, nor the worse Christian; I will love no man the less, for differing in opinion from me. And what measure I mete to others, I expect from them again. I am fully assured, that God does not, and, therefore, that men ought not to require any more of any man, than this, — to believe the Scripture to be God's word, to endeavor to find the true sense of it, and to live according to it.
Página 59 - The idea of a supreme Being, infinite in power, goodness, and wisdom, whose workmanship we are and on whom we depend, and the idea of ourselves, as understanding, rational beings...
Página 18 - Some Reflections on that part of a Book called Amyntor, or a Defence of Milton's Life, written by Toland, which relates to the Writings of the Primitive Fathers and the Canon of the New Testament, in a Letter to a Friend.
Página 53 - tis evident our passions, volitions, and actions, are not susceptible of any such agreement or disagreement ; being original facts and realities, compleat in themselves, and implying no reference to other passions, volitions, and actions. 'Tis impossible, therefore, they can be pronounced either true or false, and be either contrary or conformable to reason.
Página 20 - A Letter to Mr Dodwell; wherein all the Arguments in his Epistolary Discourse against the Immortality of the Soul are particularly answered, and the Judgment of the Fathers concerning that Matter truly represented.
Página 49 - THE word reason in the English language has different significations: sometimes it is taken for true and clear principles; sometimes for clear and fair deductions from those principles; and sometimes for the cause, and particularly the final cause. But the consideration I shall have of it here is in a signification different from all these ; and that is, as it stands for a faculty in man, that faculty whereby man is supposed to be distinguished from beasts, and wherein it is evident he much surpasses...
Página 69 - Whereas, in truth, the motives comprehend all the dispositions which the mind can have to act voluntarily, for they include not only the reasons but also the inclinations arising from passions or other preceding impressions.
Página 93 - ... superintendency. This is a constituent part of the idea, that is, of the faculty itself; and to preside and govern, from the very economy and constitution of man, belongs to it. Had it strength, as it has right ; had it power, as it has manifest authority, it would absolutely govern the world.
Página 51 - In a word; all wilful wickedness and perversion of right, is the very same insolence and absurdity in moral matters; as it would be in natural things, for a man to pretend to alter the certain proportions of numbers, to take away the demonstrable relations and properties of mathematical figures; to make light darkness, and darkness light; or to call sweet bitter, and bitter sweet.

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