An account of Sir Isaac Newton's philosophical discoveries: in four books

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Printed for J. Nourse, 1775 - 412 pagina's
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Pagina 61 - To conclude therefore, let no man, upon a weak conceit of sobriety or an ill-applied moderation, think or maintain that a man can search too far or be too well studied in the book of God's word or in the book of God's works ; divinity or philosophy; but rather let men endeavour an endless progress or proficience in both...
Pagina 400 - ... our belief. No person, for example, that knows the principles of optics, and the structure of the eye, can believe that it was formed without skill in that science; or that the ear was formed without the knowledge of...
Pagina 62 - ... in the entrance of philosophy, when the second causes, which are next unto the senses, do offer themselves to the mind of man, if it dwell and stay there, it may induce some oblivion of the highest cause ; but when a man passeth on...
Pagina 85 - Leibnitz propofes two principles as the foundation of all our knowledge ; the firft, that it is impoffible for a thing to be and not to be at the fame time...
Pagina 400 - The plain argument for the existence of the Deity, obvious to " all, and carrying irresistible conviction with it, is, From the evident " contrivance and fitness of things for one another, which we meet " with throughout all parts of the universe.
Pagina 11 - They, too, who first extended gravity to air, vapour, and to all bodies round the earth, had their praise ; though the cause of gravity was as obscure as before ; or rather appeared more mysterious, after they had...
Pagina 236 - It is, I think, agreed by all, that distance of itself, and immediately, cannot be seen. For distance being a line directed end-wise to the eye, it projects only one point in the fund of the eye. Which point remains invariably the same, whether the distance be longer or shorter.
Pagina xxiv - Maclaurin was a very good as well as a very great man, and worthy of love as well as admiration. His peculiar merit as a philosopher was, that all his studies were accommodated to general utility ; and we find, in many places of his works, an application even of the most abstruse theories, to the perfecting of mechanical arts.
Pagina 167 - The mechanical advantage of the wheel and axle, or crane, is as the velocity of the weight to the velocity of the power ; and, being only a modification of the first kind of lever, it of course partakes of the same principles.
Pagina 401 - ... in art, suggest his consummate wisdom. The usefulness of the whole scheme, so well contrived for the intelligent beings that enjoy it, with the internal disposition and moral structure of those beings themselves, show his unbounded goodness.

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