An Enquiry After Philosophy And Theology; Tending To Show When And Whence Mankind Came At The…

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byRobert Spearman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1755. Excerpt: ... "the approbations which had been so "slowly gained, became so universal, that "nothing was to be heard from all quar"ters, but one general shout of admira"tion." That is, his philosophic system was found to be a fit house for such a god as they then wanted . Far be it from me to detract from any man's real merit and worth, or to endeavour to lessen the esteem he may have got in the world by his writings. It is a laudable undertaking to search into the workings of nature, and thence to display the goodness, the wisdom, and omnipotence of the Creator; and to lay the foundation in well-tried, undeniable experiments, is the surest method to make a lasting superstructure. Had he given a just and faithsul detail os experiments; shewed See definition of his Dens at the end of the Princlpia. In 1689, there was an attempt to set aside the Athanajum creed, bnt it did not succeed. The first edition of the Principia was in 1687; the second in 1713, when the definition of Deus was inserted in the scholium generate, which the first edition had not. It is worth observation, that between 1687 and 1713 sprung up our Antitrinitarians. how how one thing acted, and was acted upon by another; beginning from the lowest and most conversant among us, of which our fenses were the most likely to be proper judges, and in which they were least liable to be deceived; or, to use Dr Pemberton's words, in his introduction to his View, ' had he secured to himself the knowledge "of the most immediate cause of each ap"pearance, before he extended his views "farther to causes more remote;" attributing no properties to matter, but those of pofleffing its own space or dimension, and of impelling and being impelled by contact; and, by these rules, judged how things must act which are out of o...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1755. Excerpt: ... "the approbations which had been so "slowly gained, became so universal, that "nothing was to be heard from all quar"ters, but...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217170854

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