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Author Hildrop, John, 1682-1756.

Title Free thoughts upon the brute-creation, or, An examination of Father Bougeant's philosophical amusement, etc., in two letters to a lady
Published London : R. Minors, 1742
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Description 1 online resource ( 64pages)
Series Free thoughts in 2 letters
Free thoughts in 2 letters
Summary "This pamphlet criticizes an earlier work by Father Bougeant, which discusses all the animal functions and operations of the brute-creations (which different philosophers had ascribed to different causes, such as mechanism, instinct, or substantial forms) as entirely owing to the operation of evil spirits. The present author considers Bougeant's discussion of (1) the understanding of brutes; and (2) the necessity of a language between brutes. The present author also notes that in the original article there is such a confusion of sentiments, such a jumble of light and darkness, truth and error, that one knows not where to being, or in what order to proceed, how to disentangle truth from error, to distinguish the cool dictates of reason and philosophy form the wild flights of imagination and fancy"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
Notes Also issued in print
Subject Animals in the Bible -- Early works to 1800.
Nature in the Bible -- Early works to 1800.
Creation -- Early works to 1800.
Natural History.
Form Electronic book