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Samuel Clarke: A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God

Samuel Clarke: A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God
And Other Writings

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  • Date Published: April 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521599955

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  • A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God was published in 1705 and is one of the most famous attempts at proving the existence of God. It is a very clear exposition of the Cosmological Argument, which seeks to show that the existence of the world necessarily entails that of its maker. This volume presents it together with some important supplementary texts, and with a historical introduction that examines Clarke's views and relates them to the Newtonian circle of which he was the most gifted and influential representative.

    • No other editions of this work available in print
    • One of the most important early eighteenth-century texts
    • Volume also presents relevant supplementary texts
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    • Date Published: April 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521599955
    • length: 208 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.29kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God
    1. Several letters to the Reverend Dr Clarke
    2. The answer to a sixth letter
    3. The answer to a seventh letter
    4. Letters to Dr Clarke concerning liberty and necessity
    5. From Remarks Upon a Book
    6. From Clarke's Sermons on Several Subjects
    7. From A Discourse concerning the Unchangeable Obligations of Natural Religion
    8. From Four Defences of a Letter to Mr Dodwell
    9. From a collection of papers which passed between the late learned Mr Leibniz and Dr Clarke.

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    Samuel Clarke

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    Ezio Vailati, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

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