Item #31639 Inquiry Into The Relation of CAUSE AND EFFECT. Thomas Brown.
Inquiry Into The Relation of CAUSE AND EFFECT.

Inquiry Into The Relation of CAUSE AND EFFECT.

Andover, (MA): Mark Newman, printed by Flagg and Gould, 1822. 1st American edition (of the 3rd English edition). Leather. 1st American edition (of the 3rd English edition), 1822. A Very Good copy. 8vo., x, (11)-255 pp. Bound in period full leather. Edges worn, with rubbing. Binding tight. Penciled lines in margin at important paragraphs. Inked notes in the rear blank end papers, in an old, sophisticated hand. Occasional blemish marks in the text. Still, Very Good. Very Good. Item #31639

Brown set an answer to the objections raised against the appointment of Sir John Leslie to the mathematical professorship (1805). Leslie, a follower of David Hume, was attacked by the clerical party as a sceptic and an infidel, and Brown took the opportunity to defend Hume's doctrine of causality as in no way inimical to religion. His defence, at first only a pamphlet, became in its third edition a lengthy treatise entitled "Inquiry into the Relation of Cause and Effect", and is a fine specimen of Brown's analytical faculty.

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