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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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Theological Institutes: Or, A View of the Evidences, Doctrines ..., Volume 1

Richard Watson - Apologetics - 1857
...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,...which can perceive an end or purpose ; as well as tne power of providing means, and of directing them to their end. They require a centre in which perceptions...
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Natural Theology, Or: Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity

William Paley - Natural history - 1857 - 420 pages
...deny a personal agent. Now that which can.x.qatriy.eJ which can design, jnusMjf^ ya . persoffT^These capacities constitute personality, for they imply...providing means, and of directing them to their end.* Thny require a centre in which perceptions unite, and from which volitions flow; which is mind. The...
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A Manual of Moral Philosophy: With Quotations and References for the Use of ...

William Fleming - Ethics - 1867 - 428 pages
...vegetation, and by doing so means to deny a personal agent. But, says Paley (Nat. Theol., ch. 23), " That which can contrive, which can design, must be...purpose, as well as the power of providing means and directing them to their end. They require a centre, in which perceptions unite and from which volitions...
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The Bible Christian magazine, a continuation of the Arminian magazine

Bible Christians - 1867
...consciousness ; and where there is consciousness there must be personality. " That," says Paley, " which can contrive, which can design, must be a person....purpose ; as well as the power of providing means, and directing them to their end. They require a centre in which perceptions unite, and from which volitions...
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The Christian Ambassador, Volume 7

Theology - 1869
...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,...purpose, as well as the power of providing means and directing them to their end. They require a centre in which perceptions unite, and from which volitions...
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The Student's Manual of Moral Philosophy

William Fleming - 1870
...vegetation, and by doing so means to deny a personal agent. But, says Paley (Nat. Theol., ch. 23), " That which can contrive, which can design, must be...purpose, as well as the power of providing means and directing them to their end. They require a centre, in which perceptions unite and from which volitions...
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Views of the Deity, Traditional and Scientific: A Contribution to the Study ...

James Samuelson - God - 1871 - 171 pages
...see ante. J ' Origin of Species,' p. 153. Darwin, see ante. XII. THE DESIGNS OF GOD IN NATURE. " Now, that which can contrive, which can design, must...providing means, and of directing them to their end." — PRIESTLEY and PALEY. " His counsels never change the scheme Which his first thoughts designed."...
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God, the Soul, and a Future State

Thomas Cooper - Man (Christian theology) - 1873 - 174 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,...they imply consciousness and thought. They require a centre in which perceptions unite, and from which volitions flow— which is the mind. The acts of...
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Reason and Redemption: Or, The Gospel as it Attests Itself

Robert Baker White - Apologetics - 1873 - 351 pages
...philosophically, seem to be intended to admit or express an efficacy, but to exclude and deny a personal agent. Now, that which can contrive — which can design — must be a person. These capacities imply personality, for they imply consciousness and thought. They require that which can conceive an...
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The Basis of Faith: A Critical Survey of the Grounds of Christian Theism

Eustace R. Conder - Faith - 1877 - 451 pages
...most determined positivist, monist, or agnostic, if he has to write a treatise on natural history ' " That which can contrive, which can design, must be...consciousness and thought. They require that which can conceive an end or purpose, as well as the power of providing means and directing them to an end. ....
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