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By John Stuart Mill

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In this light one can understand why Mansel's reply to Mill takes the form of a rather querulous complaint that surely Mill cannot deny that a son may recognize the goodness of his father's actions without wholly understanding them--and Mill does not deny it. Mill, however, surely gets the best of the dispute, with his famous outburst, for all that Mansel tries to dismiss it as "an extraordinary outburst of rhetoric. ,,48 If, instead of the "glad tidings" that there exists a Being in whom all the excellences which the highest human mind can conceive, exist in a degree inconceivable to us, I am informed that the world is ruled by a being whose attributes are infinite, but what they are we cannot learn, nor what are the principles of his government, except that "the highest human morality which we are capable of conceiving" does not sanction them; convince me of it, and I will bear my fate as I may.

So the question eventually comes to that of whether the associationist psychology can explain our conception of things as being spatially extended, with the implications that this property suggests, that they must have boundaries or figure, if we are to tell one thing from another, and that they must be less than wholly interpenetrable. Resistance, or relative impenetrability, Mill explains as an inference from the experience of xlvi INTRODUCTION obstructed muscular movement when this is combined with appropriate sensations of touch.

That the God thus revealed can or cannot have any particular characteristics, Mansei says it is not for reason to declare; the credibility of a revelation is a matter of historical probabilities, "and no argument grounded on the incredibility of the doctrine, as involving an intellectual 4SDiscussions, 14. 46Philosophy of the Conditioned, 170--1. xxxvi INTRODUCTION absurdity, or on its moral badness as unworthy of a good or wise being, ought to have any weight, since of these things we are incompetent to judge" (90).

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