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" Thus from the consideration of ourselves, and what we infallibly find in our own constitutions, our reason leads us to the knowledge of this certain and evident truth, that there is an eternal, most powerful, and most knowing being ; which whether any... "
Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopędia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory, and N ... - Page 22
by John Mason Good - 1819
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Eighteenth-Century Philosophy

Lewis White Beck - Philosophy - 1966 - 321 pages
...Thus, from the consideration of ourselves, and what we infallibly find in our own constitutions, our reason leads us to the knowledge of this certain and...truth,— That there is an eternal, most powerful, and most knowing Being; which whether any one will please to call God, it matters not. The thing is evident;...
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From Puritanism to the Age of Reason

G R Cragg - 2003
...'Thus from the consideration of ourselves, and what we infallibly find in our own constitutions, our reason leads us to the knowledge of this certain and...truth, that there is an eternal, most powerful, and most knowing Being, which whether any one will please to call God, it matters not. The thing is evident;...
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Three Criticisms of Locke

Edward Stillingfleet - Trinity
...Vindication of Confederation of our felves, and what we find in our own Con/I itut ions, our Reafon leads us to the Knowledge of this certain and evident Truth ; that there is an eternal, mo[t powerful, and moft knowing Being. All which I readily yield ; but we fee plainly, the Certainty...
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Embattled Reason: Essays on Social Knowledge, Volume 2

Reinhard Bendix - Biography & Autobiography - 1989 - 480 pages
.... Thus from a consideration of ourselves, and what we infallibly find in our own constitutions, our reason leads us to the knowledge of this certain and...truth, that there is an eternal, most powerful, and most knowing Being; which whether anyone will please to call God, it matters not. The thing is evident;...
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The Cambridge Companion to Locke

Vere Chappell, Cambridge University Press - Philosophy - 1994 - 329 pages
...Locke, "from the Consideration of our selves, and what we infallibly find in our own Constitutions, our Reason leads us to the Knowledge of this certain and...Truth, that there is an eternal, most powerful, and most knowing Being" (E IV.x.6: 621). The existence of God is a condition of one's own existence. When...
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John Locke and the Ethics of Belief

Nicholas Wolterstorff, Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology Nicholas Wolterstorff - Philosophy - 1996 - 248 pages
...thus: "from the consideration of ourselves, and what we infallibly find in our own constitution, our Reason leads us to the knowledge of this certain and...truth, that there is an eternal, most powerful, and most knowing being; which, whether any one will please to call God, it matters not. The thing is evident,...
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The Cambridge Companion to Christian Doctrine

Colin E. Gunton - Religion - 1997 - 307 pages
...as the true basis of doctrine. Collins was a disciple of John Locke, who, like Spinoza, argued that 'reason leads us to the knowledge of this certain...truth, that there is an eternal, most powerful, and most knowing Being', whose attributes are finally but an enlarged idea of our own perfections.30 But...
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The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-century Philosophy, Volume 1

Daniel Garber, Michael Ayers - Philosophy - 1998 - 1616 pages
...that 'from the Consideration of our selves, and what we infallibly find in our own Constitutions, our Reason leads us to the Knowledge of this certain and...Truth, That there is an eternal, most powerful, and most knowing Being' That is, God exists.132 Though Locke's argument is more complex than Hobbes's,...
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The Transient and the Absolute: An Interpretation of the Human Condition and ...

Mordecai Roshwald - Philosophy - 1999 - 198 pages
...introduces. perhaps not quite consistently. other elements into his system. The most crucial is what he calls "this certain and evident truth. — That there is an eternal. most powerful. and most knowing Being."1" Once deux ex machina makes his appearance (Locke believes to have proven his...
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Religion, Reason and Nature in Early Modern Europe

R. Crocker - History - 2001 - 228 pages
...'Thus from the Consideration of our selves, and what we infallibly find in our own Constitutions, our Reason leads us to the Knowledge of this certain and...Truth, That there is an eternal, most powerful, and most knowing Being; which whether any one will please to call God it matters not."31 We know more certainly...
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