Clavis Universalis; Or, A New Inquiry After Truth [ed. By T. Maitland].: or, A new inquiry after…

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byArthur Collier

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1836. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PART II. That there is no External World, and, That an External World is a Being utterly Impossible. INTRODUCTION. HAving shewn in my former Part that the Visible World is not External, I come now to the other Thing proposed in the Beginning, namely to demonstrate more at large, or simply, that an External World is a Being utterly impossible, or that there is no such World. Now to this, as before, I shall proceed by Steps. CHAP. L ARGUMENT I. AND here I affirm in the First Place, that (abstracting from any Argument directly proving this Point) we are bound already so far to conclude that there is no External World, as that it is against all the Laws of fair Reason and Argument to suppose or make mention of any such World. For For if a Visible World, as such, is not External, an External World, as such, must be utterly Invisible, and if Invisible, Unknowable, unless by Revelation. For, First, an External World (if there be any such Thing) is, I suppose, allowed by all to be a Creature; but the Being of a Creature is not to be prov'd by Reason, for Reason converses only in Things Necessary or Eternal, whereas a Creature as such is Contingent, and Temporary; so that in vain shall we seek to Reason to assure us of the Existence of an External World. Then, Secondly, 'tis here supposed that we should seek to as little Purpose to the Testimony of Sense, since an External World, as such, is here supposed to be absolutely Invisible. Whether we have any Notice from Revelation of the Being of any such World shall be considered in its proper Place. In the mean Time I here suppose also, Thirdly, that we have no such Notice, so that, as the C ase stands at present, an External World is a Being utterly Unknown. But now I have always received it as a Law, that we ought never to...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1836. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PART II. That there is no External World, and, That an External World is a Being utterly Impossible. INTRODUCTION. HAving shewn in my...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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