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The Resource An examination of President Edwards' inquiry into the freedom of the will, by Albert Taylor Bledsoe

An examination of President Edwards' inquiry into the freedom of the will, by Albert Taylor Bledsoe

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An examination of President Edwards' inquiry into the freedom of the will
Title
An examination of President Edwards' inquiry into the freedom of the will
Statement of responsibility
by Albert Taylor Bledsoe
Title variation
Examination of Edwards on the will
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 1754, Johnathan Edwards, who became President of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton), published Freedom of the Will, in which he described his philosophy of moral necessity and the will. According to President Edwards, "by determining the will, if the phrase be used with any meaning, must be intended, causing that the act of the will should be thus, and not otherwise: and the will is said to be determined, when, in consequence of some action, or influence, its choice is directed to, and fixed upon a particular object. As when we speak of the determination of motion, we mean causing the motion of the body to be in such a direction, rather than another." In the present book, Albert Bledsoe refutes Edwards' philosophy by re-examining Edwards' definitions for such concepts as cause, volition, effect, liberty and necessity. Bledsoe concludes that Edwards' theory of freedom of the will contains circular reasoning and is invalid"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
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digitized
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contains biographical information
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1809-1877,
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Bledsoe, Albert Taylor
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Edwards, Jonathan
  • Free will and determinism
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An examination of President Edwards' inquiry into the freedom of the will, by Albert Taylor Bledsoe
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Contents
Of the point in controversy -- Of Edwards' use of the term cause -- The inquiry involved in a vicious circle -- Volition not an effect -- Of the consequences of regarding volition as an effect -- Of the maxim that every effect must have a cause -- Of the application of the maxim that every effect must have a cause -- On the relation between the feelings and the will -- Of the liberty of indifference -- Of action and passion -- Of the argument from the foreknowledge of God -- Of Edwards' use of the term necessity -- Of natural and moral necessity -- Of Edwards' idea of liberty -- Of Edwards' idea of virtue -- Of the self-determining power -- Of the definition of a free-agent -- Of the testimony of consciousness
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ocn495867920
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unknown
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1 online resource (234 pages)
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online
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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(OCoLC)495867920
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
An examination of President Edwards' inquiry into the freedom of the will, by Albert Taylor Bledsoe
Publication
Copyright
Color
mixed
Contents
Of the point in controversy -- Of Edwards' use of the term cause -- The inquiry involved in a vicious circle -- Volition not an effect -- Of the consequences of regarding volition as an effect -- Of the maxim that every effect must have a cause -- Of the application of the maxim that every effect must have a cause -- On the relation between the feelings and the will -- Of the liberty of indifference -- Of action and passion -- Of the argument from the foreknowledge of God -- Of Edwards' use of the term necessity -- Of natural and moral necessity -- Of Edwards' idea of liberty -- Of Edwards' idea of virtue -- Of the self-determining power -- Of the definition of a free-agent -- Of the testimony of consciousness
Control code
ocn495867920
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (234 pages)
Form of item
online
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)495867920
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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