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" ... to deny a personal agent. Now that which can contrive, which can design, must be a person. These capacities constitute personality, for they imply consciousness and thought. They require that which can perceive an end or purpose, as well as the power... "
The Works of William Paley ...: Comprising the Additional Volume of Sermons ... - Page 212
by William Paley - 1830
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The Works of William Paley, D.D.: Natural theology

William Paley - Theology - 1810
...philosophically, seem to be intended, to admit and to express an efficacy, but to exclude and to deny a personal agent. Now that which can contrive, which can design,...they imply consciousness and thought. They require * It must here however be stated, that many astronomers deny that any of the heavenly bodies are absolutely...
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Natural Theology: Or, Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity

William Paley - Natural history - 1819 - 292 pages
...philosophically, seem to be intended, to admit and to express an efficacy, but to exclude and to deny a personal agent. Now that which can contrive, which can design,...a person. These capacities constitute personality, fo/ thoy imply consciousness, and thought. They require that which can perceive an end or purpose ;...
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The Omnipresence of the Supreme Being: A Seatonian Prize Poem

Edward Bishop Elliott - College verse - 1821 - 34 pages
...philosophically, seem to be intended to admit and to express an efficacy, but to exclude and to deny a personal agent. Now that which can contrive, which can design,...and of directing them to their end. They require a center in which perceptions unite, and from which volitions flow; which is mind. The acts of a mind...
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The works of William Paley, Volume 3

William Paley - 1823
...philosophically, seem to be intended, to admit and to express an efficacy, but to exclude and to deny a personal agent. Now that which can contrive, which can design,...require that which can perceive an end or purpose ; as wejl as the power of providing means, and of directing them to their end.* They require a centre in...
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The Works...

William Paley - 1824
...can contrive, wnich can design, must be a person. These capacities constitute personality, for tliey imply consciousness and thought. They require that which can perceive an end or purpose ; TO well as the power of * It must here however be stated, that many astronomm deny that any of the...
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American Sunday-school Teachers' Magazine and Journal of Education, Volume 1

Sunday schools - 1824
...Personality of the Deity. — CONTRIVANCE, among other things, proves the personality of the Deity. That which can contrive, which can design, must be a person. These capaci* God moves the earth which we inhabit at the rate of sixty-eight thousand miles an hour. Every...
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Natural Theology: Or Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity ...

William Paley - Natural history - 1826 - 288 pages
...philosophically, seem to be intended, to admit and to express an efficacy, but to exclude and to deny a personal agent. Now that which can contrive, which can design,...thought. They require that which can perceive an end or Surpose; as well as the power of providing means, and of irecting them to their end.* They require...
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The works of William Paley, with a life of the author

William Paley - Natural theology - 1831 - 578 pages
...philosophically, seem to be^ intended, to admit and to express an efficacy, but to exclude and to deny a personal r cases, and also to embrace a considerable number...chance in the midst of design: by which we mean, consci^ ' ousness and thought. They require that which can perceive an end or purpose ; as well as...
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The Works...: With a Biographical Sketch of the Author, Volume 4

William Paley - 1837
...philosophically, seem to be intended to admit and to express an efficacy, but to exclude and deny a personal agent. Now that which can contrive, which can design,...of providing means, and of directing them to their end.t They require a centre in which perceptions unite, and * It must here, however, be stated, that...
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Natural Theology: Or Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity ...

W. Paley - 1837 - 100 pages
...philosophically, seem to be intended to admit and to express an efficacy, but to exclude and to deny a personal agent. Now, that which can contrive, which can design,...perceive an end or purpose ; as well as the power of pro viding means, and of directing them to their end.* They require a centre in which perceptions unite,...
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