Principles Of A System Of Philosophy; In Accordance With Which It Is Sought To Reconcile The More…

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. THE CREATION OF GOD; AID GIVEN BY THE NECESSARY LAWS; CHANGE IN THE POSSILIBITIES. Next, then, after the necessary laws we have, as forces, the creative power of Deity, the operations of which are at the same time subject to the necessary laws (pure), that is, must be in accordance with them, and are the occasion of their force in contingent things. We know not how much God must have done to bring about his creation, seeing that the necessary laws would help him, so to speak: for, as we have seen, when he should merely make three lines to join, they would of themselves effect it that there would be a triangle with the angles equal to two right angles, and the greatest line opposite the greatest angle, etc.; or if he should create a world in a globular form they would, without any more power from him, make the surface every-where equally distant from the center, and the diameters, radii, etc., equal, or equal in proportion to the approximation to a perfect globe. If it should be flattened at the poles they would see to it that the polar diameter should be shorter than the other, together with certain other configurations, such as we learn from geometry or the science of the necessary laws in regard to forms. With regard to the nebular hypothesis, we may say that if the worlds were evolved from a common mass, being rolled off into round bodies, made to turn, etc., the necessary laws would effect much of this when some things, as the motion and certain properties of matter, were once given by creation, (for these must be given by creation, otherwise the phenomena of the nebular hypothesis cannot be conceived to exist, that hypothesis going on the supposition that there are such properties in the nebular or homogeneous mass.)...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. THE CREATION OF GOD; AID GIVEN BY THE NECESSARY LAWS; CHANGE IN THE POSSILIBITIES. Next, then, af...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217742785

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