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F. R. S. AND F.A.S.

Hala enim, et impia consuetudo est contra Deos disputandi, sive ox

animo id fit, sive simulate.

CICERO

IN SIX VOLUMES.

VOL. IV.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR T. BECKET, PALL MALE,
BOOK SELLER TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS

THE PRINCE OF WALES,
AND THIIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES, THE DUKES OF YORK AND

CLARENCE, AND THE JUNIOR PRINCES.

1794

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CONTENT S.

LETTER LXIII.

DIFFICULTY and importance of metaphysical in

quiries---Of the soul---The known properties of mat-, ter notsufficient to account for the phænomena of mind ---these not explicable on the theory of organization---mind as well as body only known in its properties---the distinct existence of each equally capable of proof---the union, of mind and matter inexplicable ---Various and contradictoryopinions of the ancients concerning the soul---personal identity dependant on consciousness---The utility, and importance of the doctrine of immortality---proofs, from the nature of the soul---from the general sense of mankind---how far this doctrine was received among the ancient Jews.

LETTER LXIV.

Analogical arguments for a future state---Moral argu

ments from the influence of the doctrine on the virtue and happiness of mankind---the folly and inhumanity of attempting to deprive men of this hope---our knowledge of the mode of future existence very imperfect -Doctrines of the ancients-pre-existence and transVOL. IV.

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