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Philosophical and Critical Inquiries Concerning Christianity Charles Bonnet

Philosophical and Critical Inquiries Concerning Christianity

Charles Bonnet

Published May 22nd 2013
ISBN : 9785518742505
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304 pages
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General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1803 Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book youMoreGeneral Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1803 Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAP. II. THE LOVE OF HAPPINESS THE BASIS OF THE NATURAL LAWS OF MAN. -- CONSEQUENCE IN FA. VOUR OF THE PERFECTION OF THE MORAL SYSTEM. THE LAWS OF NATURE THE LANGUAGE OF THE LEGISLATOR. .... I AM a sensitive and intelligent being- the desire of existing agreeably is inherent in the nature of every sensitive and intellU gent being, and it is that strong desire which constitutes self-love. Self-love, therefore, does not differ from the love of happiness. I cannot but perceive that the love of happiness is the universal principle of my actions. Happiness, therefore, is the great end of my being. I did not make myself- I did not give to myself that universal principle of attion. The author of my existence, who has placed within me that powerful principle, has then created me for happiness. By happiness, I understand, in general, whatever can contribute to the preservation or perfection of my nature. Because perceptibleobje