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An appeal to common sense in behalf of religion (1766-1772)

Author: James Oswald; James Fieser
Publisher: Bristol ; Sterling, Va. : Thoemmes Press, 2000.
Series: Scottish common sense philosophy, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work is a 5-volume collection of writings by and about philosophers in the 18th-century Scottish Common Sense School. The writings by Thomas Reid and Dugald Steward are readily available so this  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Controversial literature
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Oswald, James, -1793.
Appeal to common sense in behalf of religion (1766-1772).
Bristol ; Sterling, Va. : Thoemmes Press, 2000
(OCoLC)797992883
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Oswald; James Fieser
ISBN: 1855068257 9781855068254
OCLC Number: 45826565
Notes: Originally published: Edinburgh : Printed for A. Kincaid and J. Bell, 1766-1772.
Description: xxxviii, 315 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Vol. 1. Book 1. Mankind in all ages have paid too little regard to the authority of common sense ; bk. 2. By setting aside the authority of common sense, modern philosophy gives occasion to universal scepticism ; bk. 3. To banish scepticism, and establish the belief of primary truths, it is necessary to depart from the modern hypothesis, and to have recourse to the authority of common sense ; bk. 4. Common sense perceives and pronounces upon all primary truths with the same indubitable certainty with which we perceive and pronounce on objects of sense by our bodily organs ; bk. 5. The judgment of common sense will be decisive with men of sound understanding ; bk. 6. All objections to the authority of common sense are groundless ; bk. 7. The assertations of sceptics and infidels ought to be tried at the bar of common sense ; Letters --
v. 2. bk. 1. Of the authority on which we admit primary truths ; bk. 2. Of the being of God ; bk. 3. Of the attributes of God ; bk. 4. Of providence ; bk. Of moral government ; bk. 6. Of moral obligation ; bk. 7. Of conscience ; bk. 8. Of a future judgment ; bk. 9 A refutation of objections to the evidence of primary truths.
Series Title: Scottish common sense philosophy, v. 1.
Responsibility: James Oswald ; edited and introduced by James Fieser.

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