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By Knud Haakonssen

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3, nn. 18-19; eh. 4, nn. 9; eh. 12, n. 8. The warning against expecting too much from mathematical methods is in Book I, eh. 1. See also the passage from Locke's Journal cited in P. , 1967, pp. 84-85. 82. Which prompted Laurence Sterne's remark that Hutcheson ,,plus's and minus's you to heaven or hell by algebraic quotations - so that non but an expert mathematician can ever be able to settle his accounts with St Peter, except perhaps St Matthew, who had been an officer in the customs, must be called in to audit them" - W.

94, calls it ,,Das Gedankenexperiment, Gott wegzudenken und an seine Stelle etwas anderes zu seuen". Grotius, Pufendorf and Modem Natural Law 12 388 M. B. CROWE adds some interesting suggestions 28 • Formulae implying the hypothesis of God's non-existence are certainly found in scholasticism and, more generally, in the tradition of rationalism in morals. mini and Gabriel Vazquez but other scholastics, from the fourteenth to the seventeenth century might have been the source of Grotius's Etiamsi daremus.

Videtur autem Grotii sententia expressa ex ilia M. Antonini I. VI, n. 44 - 'Si nulla re nostra consilia Dii ineunt, quod tamen impiwn est credere, quidniegomet consulam ? Mihi autem deliberatio competit de eo quod conducat mihi. Conducit vero unicuique quod est constitutionis et naturae ipsius consentaneum. Porro natura mea rationalis et civilis est ... " The text of Marcus Aurelius appears to have been first translated from Greek into Latin by Guilelmus Xylander in 1558. It is a text not easily come by today.

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