Origines Sacrae; Or, a Rational Account of the Grounds of Natural and Reveal'd Religion

Origines Sacrae; Or, a Rational Account of the Grounds of Natural and Reveal'd Religion

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1702 edition. Excerpt: ...in regard of its Objective Reality, or as itrepresents some _ outward object; now the truth or fal-shood of the Idea lies in the Understanding paffing judgment oncernin the outward Object, as existent, which doth correspon to the Idea which is in the Mind. And the proneness of the Understanding's error in thisvcase ariseth from the different nature of those things which are reprelented to the Mind;-for some of them are general and abstracted things, and do not at all suppose existence," as the nature of Truth, of a Being, of Cogitation z other Ideas depend upon IV. upon Existence suppos'd, as the Idea of the Sun, which I apprehend in my Mind because I have seen it; but besides these, there are other Ideas in the Mind, which the Understanding forms within its self by its own power, as it is a Principle of Cogitation; such are those which are called entia rationis, and have no other Existence at all but only in the Understanding, as C/aimzeraflr, Centaures, &e. Now as to these, we are to observe, that altho' the composition of these things together by the Understanding, be that wh-ich makes these Ideas to be only fictitious, yet the Understanding would not be able to compound such things, were they not severally represented to the Mind 3 as unless we had known what a Horse and a Man had been, our minds cou'd not have conjoyn'd them together in its apprehension. So that in these which are the most fictitious Ideas, we see, that altho' the Idea its self be a mere creature of the Understanding, yet the Mind cou'd not form such an Idea but upon Pre-existent matter, and some objective reality must be sup os'd in order _to the intellectual Conception of these Anomalous Eiantities. By which we see that that strange kind of Omnipotency...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123683075X
  • 9781236830753