Here he postulates force and mind as emanating from original matter - a materialistic monism.
Kant swept away, so far as his influence extended, such " dogmatic metaphysics " and the old-fashioned theism which it constituted or included; but Kant himself introduced, in his own more sceptical yet also more moral type of theistic doctrine, a new trichotomy - God, Freedom, Immortality, the three " postulates " of the practical reason."
Wherever moral postulates make their presence felt, Butler's doctrine of man, as of God, leaps into new vigour.
And the God he postulates is brought in ex machina like the God of the old Design argument in its roughest popular form.
(h) It has been shown above how the animistic creed postulates the existence of all kinds of local spirits, which are sometimes tied to their habitats, sometimes free to wander.