Index for Chapter XXI - Of Power

1. This idea how got.
2. Power, active and passive.
3. Power includes relation.
4. The clearest idea of active power had from spirit.
5. Will and understanding two powers in mind or spirit.
6. Faculties, not real beings.
7. Whence the ideas of liberty and necessity.
8. Liberty, what.
9. Supposes understanding and will.
10. Belongs not to volition.
11. Voluntary opposed to involuntary, not to necessary.
12. Liberty, what.
13. Necessity, what.
14. Liberty belongs not to the will.
15. Volition.
16. Powers, belonging to agents.
17. How the will, instead of the man, is called free.
18. This way of talking causes confusion of thought.
19. Powers are relations, not agents.
20. Liberty belongs not to the will.
21. But to the agent, or man.
22. In respect of willing, a man is not free.
23. How a man cannot be free to will.
24. Liberty is freedom to execute what is willed.
25. The will determined by something without it.
26. The ideas of liberty and volition must be defined.
27. Freedom.
28. What volition and action mean.
29. What determines the will.
30. Will and desire must not be confounded.
31. Uneasiness determines the will.
32. Desire is uneasiness.
33. The uneasiness of desire determines the will.
34. This is the spring of action.
35. The greatest positive good determines not the will, but present uneasiness alone.
36. Because the removal of uneasiness is the first step to happiness.
37. Because uneasiness alone is present.
38. Because all who allow the joys of heaven possible, pursue them not.
39. But any great uneasiness is never neglected.
40. Desire accompanies all uneasiness.
41. The most pressing uneasiness naturally determines the will.
42. All desire happiness.
43. Happiness and misery, good and evil, what they are.
44. What good is desired, what not.
45. Why the greatest good is not always desired.
46. Why not being desired, it moves not the will.
47. Due consideration raises desire.
48. The power to suspend the prosecution of any desire makes way for consideration.
49. To be determined by our own judgment, is no restraint to liberty.
50. The freest agents are so determined.
51. A constant determination to a pursuit of happiness no abridgment of liberty.
52. The necessity of pursuing true happiness the foundation of liberty.
53. Power to suspend.
54. Government of our passions the right improvement of liberty.
55. How men come to pursue different, and often evil, courses.
56. All men seek happiness, but not of the same sort.
57. Power to suspend volition explains responsibility for ill choice.
58. Why men choose what makes them miserable.
59. The causes of this.
60. Our judgment of present good or evil always right.
61. Our wrong judgments have regard to future good and evil only.
62. From a wrong judgment of what makes a necessary part of their happiness.
63. A more particular account of wrong judgments.
64. No one chooses misery willingly, but only by wrong judgment.
65. Men may err in comparing present and future.
66. Causes of our judging amiss when we compare present pleasure and pain with future.
67. Absent good unable to counterbalance present uneasiness.
68. Wrong judgment in considering consequences of actions.
1. When we judge that so much evil does not really depend on them as in truth there does.
2. When we judge that, though the consequence be of that moment, yet it is not of that certainty, but that it may otherwise fall out, or else by some means be avoided;
69. Causes of this.
70. Wrong judgment of what is necessary to our happiness.
71. We can change the agreeableness or disagreeableness in things.
72. Preference of vice to virtue a manifest wrong judgment.
73. Recapitulation- liberty of indifferency.
74. Active and passive power, in motions and in thinking.
75. Summary of our original ideas.


R. © Roger Bishop Jones created 29/10/94; modified 4/12/95