unpacked below. Hume (1739, ) famously charged theories like Clarke's with motivational impotence because the perception of fitness cannot, by itself, move the will. The dialectical tension between Diaspar and Lys, of course, is a product of cold-war ideology. Employing what Kant (1781, A351) famously dubbed the Achilles argument, Clarke claims lesson in The Parable of the Prodigal Son that the essential unity of consciousness is incompatible with the divisibility and composability of matter, because the consciousness must be distributed among the various component parts, rendering each part conscious. Hilvar's communist-nurtured superiority must be negated: thus, he is homely and, significantly, mortal. Something now exists, so something always was (D 8,.524). Clarke maintains that miracles are miraculous only from a human perspective and that God actively works in the physical world because matter is completely passive. The claim that matter has not even an accidental power of self-motion was radical for the time. The edition's success rapidly expanded the understanding of Newtonian physics, and later editions became the standard physics textbook in England. Thus, nature is not a self-sufficient system; without direct and constant divine physical intervention planets would fly away from their orbits and atoms would break into their components. Leibniz suspected and Caroline confirmed that Newton at least read Clarke's letters before sending them and provided advice (Alexander 1956, 189 and 193; Brewster 1855, 287288).
Playboy 1959)and his nostalgic longing for the days of the British Empire. Clarke offered two responses. Clarke's version belongs to the tradition of modal cosmological arguments that employ the principle of sufficient reason to argue from a contingent series of causes to a necessary being. A curious figure, Clarke is both propagandist for US space programs and mystical prophet of the end of humankind and the ascendancy of superior life forms. Many have understood Clarke to mean that God is literally dimensional. Furthermore, matter has a single Negative Power of staying at rest or continuing in motion (W.697). Russell (19) has proposed that Clarke is a major target of Hume's Treatise, and that Hume's opposition to natural theology as defended by Clarke is a uniting theme of the Treatise. The first, an attempt to prove the existence of God, along with all divine attributes, was published.
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