The Analogy Of Thought And Nature

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byEdward Vansittart Neale

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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. 1863. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. Modern Philosophy. "when the Greek thinker asked his own mind for an account of the universe, other than that presented by the myths and traditions of his forefathers, he had before him an untrodden field of speculative research; and in the artistic or poetical creations of his imaginative countrymen, much to stimulate curiosity but little to satisfy thought. He turned with eager inquiry to the wonderful nature around him. Its order and its changes; its great opposites; its apparent unity, gave the first direction to his meditations. He began by speculating on what gave being to this sensible world, on the principle of permanence beneath its manifold varieties of change. From this thought of the being of the world, he proceeded to those of the relations of its parts; their unity and diversity; their succession and causation; and passing thence to the thought in which being and relation unite, the conception of individuality, developed this conception through all its stages, till he saw in the universe the manifestation of a Divine power, from whom the one and the many, the universal and the individual, flowed, and in whom they were reconciled. The thought of modern Europe began with this conception, only in the form, not of a philosophical truth resting on the study of nature in the world and in man, but of a religious dogma. Nature might indeed move the curiosity of the Christian thinker in the age of Gregory I. and his successors, but could not seriously awaken his interest. Did he not know that God had called up the world from nothing in six days' work, and would ere long sweep it away? Was it not a fallen degraded world? Was not the power over it committed to the saints, by whose prayers and commands its elements were swayed? But alongside...

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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. 1863. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. Modern Philosophy. "when the Greek thinker asked his own mind for an account of the universe, other than that pres...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021729331X

ISBN - 13:9780217293310

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