Joseph Glanvill


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  • ''It may not be impossible, but that our Faculties may be so construed, as always to deceive us in the things we judge most certain and assured.''
    Joseph Glanvill (1636-1680), British divine, philosopher. "Of Scepticism and Certainty," Essay II, p. 50, Essays on Several Important Subjects in Philosophy and Religion, photo-reproduction edition, Johnson Reprint Corp., New York (1970). Statement of extreme sceptical possibility.
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  • ''That though we are certain of many things, yet that Certainty is no absolute Infallibility, there still remains the possibility of our being mistaken in all matters of humane Belief and Inquiry.''
    Joseph Glanvill (1636-1680), British divine, philosopher. "Of Scepticism and Certainty," Essay II, p. 50, Essays on Several Important Subjects in Philosophy and Religion, photo-reproduction edition, Johnson Reprint Corp., New York (1970). Statement of theory of limited certainty.
  • ''The belief of our Reason is an Exercise of Faith, and Faith is an Act of Reason.''
    Joseph Glanvill (1636-1680), British divine, philosopher. "The Agreement of Reason and Religion," Essay V, p. 21, Essays on Several Important Subjects in Philosophy and Religion, photo-reproduction edition, Johnson Reprint Corp., New York (1970). Statement of the relation of faith and reason of the Latitudinarians.

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