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  • 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."
  • Or, beginning from the other side; neither the reality which ideal thought reaches after, nor yet the reality which our conscience postulates, is the valid world of orderly thinking.
  • 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.
  • That such adjustment shall take place postulates on the part of the plant a kind of perception or appreciation of the changing conditions which affect it.

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