Man And His Dwelling Place; An Essay Towards The Interpretation Of Nature

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byJames Hinton

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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. 1859. Excerpt: ... BOOK V. DIALOGUES. Hylas.--You set out upon the same principles that Academics, Cartesians, and the like sects usually do; and for a long time it looked as if you were advancing their philosophical scepticism; but in the end your conclusions are directly opposite to theirs. PniLOnOUS.--You see the water of yonder fountain, how it is forced upwards to a certain height; at which it breaks and falls back into the basin from whence it rose: its ascent as well as descent proceeding from the same uniform law or principle of gravitation. Just so, the same principles which at first view lead to scepticism, pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense. The following Dialogues are expository, not controversial. They do not profess to answer all objections to the views that have been proposed, but aro designed rather to exhibit them in relation with a wider circle of thought. To a large extent, arguments already suggested are urged under fresh aspects, and with the view of guarding against misapprehension the same essential conception is presented in varied modes of expression and illustration. Each of the Dialogues, however, embraces subjects not previously treated. DIALOGUE I. HEADER AND WRITER. R. If I have understood you rightly, what you say rests upon this principle: That the defective state of man causes our feeling not to correspond with the truth of things, so that we can only understand aright either ourselves or the world by remembering that man is wanting in life. IV. It is so. I say that all defect, perceived as absolutely existing, apart from us, proves itself by its very nature to be due to man's own condition; implies defect in relation to him. R. Your position, I grant, is a reasonable one to consider: but there remain many grave objec...

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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. 1859. Excerpt: ... BOOK V. DIALOGUES. Hylas.--You set out upon the same principles that Academics, Cartesians, and the like sects usually do; and...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217861997

ISBN - 13:9780217861991

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