THOMAS REID’S READING NOTES ON EDWARDS’ FREEDOM OF THE WILL

Peter Jung

Abstract


Jonathan Edwards’s Freedom of the Will (hereafter FOW) was published in Boston in 1754, followed by a second London edition in 1762.1 The work attracted not only its advocates, such as Andrew Fuller, William Godwin, John Collett Ryland, John Ryland Jr., and Edward Williams, but also its critics: Lord Kames, David Hume, Joseph Priestley, Dugald Stewart, Henry Philip Tappan, and especially the famous Common Sense philosopher Thomas Reid (1710-1796).

Keywords


Philosophy, Early Modern History, American Religious History,

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