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The extent of salvation hinged on possibilities finite creatures could not foresee. Taylor had a dual perspective. From God's viewpoint grace was necessarily and sufficiently efficacious. He knew those to whom he gave it would not resist, and he achieved his righteous end in election. But from the human viewpoint regeneration depended on every individual's faith and moral choices. Individuals did not know whom God had elected. Because all had the power to sin or not to sin, salvation was each individual's responsibility.
Indeed, Hickok later claimed to deduce the Gospel view of sin and redemption, a priori, along Kantian lines. Beyond Hamilton Kant's transcendental idealism gave rise to varieties of transcendent metaphysics that he had ruled out. German, English, and American thinkers claimed to adopt his methods but rejected his constraints. For Kant, I must conceive the phenomena that I do not now sense as linked in some definable unity connecting them with present experience. For what is now happening to me merely instanced an experience including all physical facts.
Similarly for Stewart, these principles were part of human nature, primary elements of reason, fundamental conceptions without which understanding was inconceivable and impossible. They guaranteed presentational knowledge of the external world. American philosophers wedded Scottish views to a belief in Locke's greatness and the poverty of 'metaphysical' speculation. They gave Locke high marks for his empiricism, use of the inductive method, reliance on sensory evidence, and belief in an external world.