A Review of Edwards's "Inquiry into the Freedom of the Will": Containing I. Statement of Edwards's System. II. The Legitimate Consequences of This System. III. an Examination of the Arguments against a Self-Determining Will

A Review of Edwards's "Inquiry into the Freedom of the Will": Containing I. Statement of Edwards's System. II. The Legitimate Consequences of This System. III. an Examination of the Arguments against a Self-Determining Will

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A Review of Edwards's "Inquiry into the Freedom of the Will": Containing I. Statement of Edwards's System. II. The Legitimate Consequences of This System. III. an Examination of the Arguments against a Self-Determining Will

A Review of Edwards's "Inquiry into the Freedom of the Will": Containing I. Statement of Edwards's System. II. The Legitimate Consequences of This System. III. an Examination of the Arguments against a Self-Determining Will

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Discussions respecting the will, have, unhappily, been confounded with theological opinions, and hence have led to theological controversies, where predilections for a particular school or sect, have generally prejudged the conclusions of philosophy. As a part of the mental constitution, the will must be subjected to the legitimate methods of psychological investigation, and must abide the result. If we enter the field of human consciousness in the free, fearless, and honest spirit of Baconian observation in order to arrive at the laws of the reason or the imagination, what should prevent us from pursuing the same enlightened course in reference to the will?

Is it because responsibility and the duties of morality and religion are more immediately con-

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