Thoughts on the Unsuccessive Existence of the Deity
Letter / Afterword
Metaphysics, Philosophical Psychology, Biblical Authority, Reasoning, Theology of Nature
Seeks to argue that God has an '"unsuccessive" existence' (745). Cites John Locke's argument that 'it is from the succession of our own thoughts that we obtain the complex idea of duration, or time' (746). The editorial afterword announces that the letter has been inserted as 'an innocent and not uninteresting speculation', warning that on such subjects speculation is the limit of human knowledge (748). The editor replies to a number of the arguments made in the letter.
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