A Defence Of Reveal'd Religion Against The Exceptions Of A Late Writer, In His Book, Intituled…

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byJohn Conybeare

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1732. Excerpt: ... otherwise, of whateyer Kind they be. Upon which I must observe, That this Affirmation supposes, not only that Men, as rational Creatures, take a Satisfaction in Truth, and the Consciousness of acting agreeably to Truth; but likewise, that there is such a moral Taste implanted in us, as shall carry us farther than a mere Affection and Regard for Truth can do. This, I conceive, is evident from hence; That if Men were influene'd no farther than mere Truth, as such, could carry them, they would be equally influene'd by all Truths; and consequently, by Metaphysical or Natural Truth, as much as by Moral. Now, do we find in Fact, that Metaphysical or Natural Truth, when it is combated by any of the afore-mention'd Difficulties, is sufficient to gain our Approbation, or to determine our Choice? Would a Man die, to confirm the Truth of a Phi. lolbphical Problem? Or, if this should be thought too extravagant a-Question,Let me demand, Whether the Affection for mere Truth be such, as will prevail with Men, in the general, to forego any extraordinary Pleasure, or to incur any extraordinary Pain? to throw up any Advantages in View, or to incur any considerable Lois or Calamity? I do not affirm but Instances may sometimes be produc'd of Men, who, for the fake of some favourite Truths, have ventur'd all this j and such Instances there possibly may be again. But then it is worth remarking, that if this were done for the fake of Truth, merely as such, it would equally hold with regard to any Truth whatsoever. Yet, hath the World ever produe'd a Man, who thought himself concern'd to pursue every Kind of Truth at this Rate? If not, then 'tis evident, that there must be something very particular in those Truths, which a Man pursues so ardently; Something which recommends them...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1732. Excerpt: ... otherwise, of whateyer Kind they be. Upon which I must observe, That this Affirmation supposes, not only that Men, as rational...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217150802

ISBN - 13:9780217150804

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