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Author West, Samuel, 1731-1807.

Title Essays on liberty and necessity : in which the true nature of liberty is stated and defended, and the principal arguments used by Mr. Edwards, and others, for necessity, are considered / by Samuel West ..
Published Boston : Printed by Samuel Hall, in Cornhill, 1793
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Description 1 online resource ( 54 pages, 2 unnumbered pages (last leaf blank)
Summary "Considers the principal arguments used by Mr. Edwards, and others, regarding the Necessity of Volition. The author explains that the substance of the following sheets was penned about twenty years ago. In reading Mr. Edwards on the Freedom of the Will, several observations occurred to the author, which he communicated, in conversation, to some of his friends. They were pleased to say, that they thought them pertinent and just: And they requested the author to pay more attention to the subject, with the idea of his publishing strictures upon the whole book. The study of Metaphysics has fallen into disrespect among many men of sense and learning. But I apprehend, that Metaphysics may be made a very useful and profitable study, if we do but keep ourselves within the bounds, and confine ourselves to those limits, which are ordained and established by the Deity. My design, in the following Essays, is to take notice of the principal arguments brought in support of the doctrine of the necessity of human Volition"--Foreword. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
Notes Reissued in 1795 with the addition of a second part
Also issued in print
Subject Edwards, Jonathan, 1703-1758. Freedom of the will.
Free will and determinism -- Early works to 1800.
Personal Autonomy.
Form Electronic book