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" Our first proposition, and that which we have hitherto been defending, was, ' that, in a vast plurality of instances, in which contrivance is perceived, the design of the contrivance is beneficial.' Our second proposition is, ' that the Deity has added... "
The Works of William Paley ...: Comprising the Additional Volume of Sermons ... - Page 248
by William Paley - 1830
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The Monthly Epitome, Volume 1

Great Britain - 1802
...This subject is divided into two propositions, which, after ample illustration, are repeated. " First, that, in a vast plurality of instances, in which contrivance is perceived, the design of the contrivance is bénéficiai : secondly, that the Deity has added pleasure to animal sensations beyond what was necessary...
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The Monthly Review

1803
...the character of utility can be called in questia.n. The case of vmomctis animxTs is of much inferior consequence to the case of prey, and, in some degree, is also included under it.' Though Dr. P. does not attempt an universal solution of the Origin of Evil, his view» of this subject...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate, Volume 2

1803
...considerable length. The proof of it is made to rest upon the two following propositions : the first is, that in a vast plurality of instances, in which contrivance is. perceived, the design is bencfiL-iat ; the second, thai tiie deity has super-added pleasure to animal sensations, beyond...
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The Works of William Paley, D.D.: Natural theology

William Paley - Theology - 1810
...proposition. The reader will now bear in mind what our t-ni propositions were. They were, firstly, that in a vast plurality of instances, in which contrivance...perceived, the design of the contrivance is beneficial : secondly ; that thi Deity has added pleasure to animal sepsations beyond what was necessary for any...
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Natural Theology, Or, Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity ...

William Paley - God - 1811 - 548 pages
...the character of utility can be called in question. The case of venomous animals is of much inferior consequence to the case of prey, and, in some degree,...and that which we have hitherto been defending, was, 2 i " that, in a vast plurality of instances, in which contrivance is perceived, the design of the...
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Natural theology: or, Evidence of the existence and attributes of the Deity

William Paley - 1813 - 334 pages
...the character of utility can be called in question. The case of venomous animals is of much inferior consequence to the case of prey, and, in some degree,...which we have hitherto been defending, was, " that, 2 i in a vast plurality of instances, in which contrivance is perceived, the design of the contrivance...
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A Grammar of Moral Philosophy, and Natural Theology: With a Summary of the ...

J. W. Baker - Apologetics - 1817 - 248 pages
...restrictions, and by certain common rules. 172. The goodness of the Deity is evident, if we consider that in a vast plurality of instances in which contrivance is perceived, the design is beneficial. * Illustration (I.) No productions of nature display contrivance so manifestly as the...
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Natural Theology: Or, Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity

William Paley - Natural history - 1819 - 292 pages
...instances, in which contrivance is perceived, the design of the contrivance is beneficial.'' First, "in a vast plurality of instances in which contrivance is perceived, the design of the contrivance is benef.eial."' When we appeal to the purrs and faculties of animals, and to the limbs and senses of...
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The works of William Paley, Volume 3

William Paley - 1823
...the character of utility can be called in question. The case of venomous animals is of much inferior consequence to the case of prey, and, in some degree,...which we are in possession. Our FIRST PROPOSITION, and thatwhich we have hitherto been defending, was, "that, in avast plurality of instances, in which contrivance...
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The Works...

William Paley - 1824
...the purpose, so far as it was necessary, might have been effected by the operation of pam." First, " in a vast plurality of instances in which contrivance is perceived, the design of the contrivance is- benejicial." No productions of nature display contrivance so manifestly as the parts of animals ; and...
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