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Newton’s Letters to Bentley and the General Scholium (added to the second edition of the Principia in 1713) are clearly designed, in part, to distance his account from the system of “blind metaphysical necessity” (Newton 1999: 942; see Schliesser 2012, in press). It may be a coincidence, but Berkeley, who also advocated the respectability of final causes, removed some of his most explicit criticisms of Newton in later editions of The Principles of Human Knowledge.
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