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" Whereas the main Business of natural Philosophy is to argue from Phenomena without feigning Hypotheses, and to deduce Causes from Effects, till we come to the very first Cause, which certainly is not mechanical; and not only to unfold the Mechanism of... "
Library of Useful Knowledge: Natural philosophy - Page 64
1832
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General Biography: Or, Lives, Critical and Historical, of the Most ..., Volume 7

John Aikin - Biography - 1808 - 730 pages
...the following miscellaneous observations, which may serve as a specimen of the OPINIONS of Newton. The main business of natural philosophy is to argue...feigning hypotheses, and to deduce causes from effects till we come to the тегу first cause, which certainly is not mechanical. No more caiues of natural...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 2

Dugald Stewart - Logic - 1814 - 582 pages
...Newton's own language, however, which alone can do justice to his sentiments on the present subject. ** The main business of natural philosophy is to argue...feigning hypotheses, and to deduce " causes from effects till we come to the very first cause, which " certainly is not mechanical ; and not only to unfold...
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The Connection of Natural and Revealed Theology: Being an Attempt to ...

Edward William Grinfield - Apologetics - 1818 - 634 pages
...Creation. " The main business of natural philosophy," says Newton, as quoted by Professor Stewart, " is to argue from phenomena, without feigning hypotheses, and to deduce causes from effects, till we come to the very first cause, which certainly is not mechanical, and not only to unfold the...
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Principles of Christian Evidence Illustrated: By an Examination of Arguments ...

Duncan Mearns - Apologetics - 1818 - 212 pages
...Efficient Cause. ' The main business of natural ' philosophy,' according to Newton's view of the subject, ' is to argue from phenomena, ' without feigning hypotheses, and to deduce > causes from effects, till we come to the very 1 first Cause, w hie h certainly is not mechanical? It may seem superfluous...
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The History of Philosophy: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 2

William Enfield - Philosophy - 1819 - 618 pages
...the following miscellaneous observations, which may serve as a specimen of the opinions of Newton : The main business of natural philosophy is to argue...feigning hypotheses, and to deduce causes from effects till we come to the very first cause,, which certainly is not mechanical. Therefore natural effects...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volumes 1-2

Dugald Stewart - Psychology - 1821 - 706 pages
...argue from phe•• iHimena, without feigning hypotheses, and to deduce causes i'rom " effects till we come to the very first cause, which certainly is...and not only to unfold the mechanism of the world, •• bat chiefly to resolve these and such like questions : Whence is it •• that . Vi/iwrt doet...
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The Christian Disciple, Volume 2

Liberalism (Religion) - 1821 - 490 pages
...philosopher.—lie not only saw the principle, but obeyed it." Yet this great man tells him and the world—" The main business of Natural Philosophy is to argue...feigning hypotheses; and to deduce causes from effects, till we come to the very first cause, which certainly is not mechanical; and not only to unfold the...
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Annals of Philosophy, Volume 4; Volume 20

Agriculture - 1822 - 546 pages
...hypotheses for explaining all things mechanically, and referring other causes to metaphysics ; whereas the main business of natural philosophy is to argue...feigning hypotheses, and to deduce causes from effects till we come to the very first cause, which certainly is not mechanical." In his letter to the Hon....
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Annals of Philosophy, Volume 4; Volume 20

Agriculture - 1822 - 526 pages
...occultarum, seu mechanicae, in philosophia experimental! locum non habent." (Newt. Opera, vol. iv. p. 493.) " The main business of natural philosophy is to argue from phenomena without feigning hypotheses," and when once the inductive philosophy is departed from, and the imagination, instead of fact and observation,...
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Library for the people. (Division 1). The wonders of nature and art ..., Issue 2

Library - 1827 - 712 pages
...the following miscellaneous observations, which may serve as a specimen of the OPINIONS of Newton. The main business of natural philosophy is to argue...feigning hypotheses, and to deduce causes from effects, till we come to the very first cause, which certainly is not mechanical. No more causes of natural...
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