On the difference between physical and moral law, Fernley lecture by William ArthurOn the difference between physical and moral law, Fernley lecture by William Arthur

On the difference between physical and moral law, Fernley lecture

byWilliam Arthur

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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. 1883. Excerpt: ... PART VI. WHAT IS FAIRLY PRESUPPOSED BY THE EXISTENCE OF THE TWO ORDERS OF LAWS, AND THEIR CO-ORDINATED ACTION? It is from a saying of M. Littre's that we shall draw the same comfort, in respect of the final question now before us, as we drew at the beginning, in respect of the general question, from a saying of Mr. Mill's,--that is, the comfort of clearly knowing what we have to deal with. The passage I shall quote is designed to give a summary of the whole scheme of the universe as disclosed for the profit of mankind, by the finished wisdom of the Positive Philosophy. The point to which I direct your particular attention is the last word. As to the first great department of nature mentioned, I do not undertake that you shall see, any more than I do, why considerations of number, measure, and motion should be attached to heavenly bodies as distinguished from all others, your ideas probably running, as mine do, in the common groove, in which properties of number, measure, and motion are looked upon as attaching to hailstones, carrier pigeons, ponies, and herrings, all the same as they do to stars, and not to those bodies distinctively, but to any bodies whatsoever. This premised, I give M. Littr's words,--I. 'If we regard the sum-total of nature, we find in it three groups visibly distinct. The first is the mathematicophysical group, that is to say, the physical properties and forces, with their numerical, geometric, and mechanical conditions. The second is the chemical group, with its actions exercised molecularily. The third is the organic group, with its vital properties. It is not allowable to arrange them otherwise; the vital group presupposes the two preceding ones, the chemical group presupposes the physical group, the last alone presupposes nothing...
Title:On the difference between physical and moral law, Fernley lectureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.41 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217735789

ISBN - 13:9780217735780

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