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" WHEN I wrote my treatise about our system, I had an eye upon such principles as might work with considering men for the belief of a Deity ; and nothing can rejoice me more than to find it useful for that purpose. "
The Life of Sir Isaac Newton - Página 254
por Sir David Brewster - 1832 - 323 páginas
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A History of Christian Theology: An Introduction

William Carl Placher - 1983 - 324 páginas
...the continuing order of the solar system.7 When he wrote his physics, he explained to a friend, "I had an eye upon such principles as might work with considering men for the belief of a Deity, and nothing can rejoice me more than to find it useful for that purpose."8 On the other hand, Newton found...
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The Light of Nature: Essays in the History and Philosophy of Science ...

J.D. North, J.J. Roche - 1985 - 471 páginas
...Reader, npn 59. Newton wrote to Bentley in December 1692: "When I wrote my treatise about our System I had an eye upon such Principles as might work with considering men for the beliefe of a Deity & nothing can rejoyce me more than to find it useful for that purpose". Newton,...
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God and Nature: Historical Essays on the Encounter Between Christianity and ...

ed LINDBERG, Hilldale Professor Emeritus of the History of Science and Medicine Ronald L Numbers - 1986 - 516 páginas
...Newton's four replies began with the now famous words: "When I wrote my treatise upon our Systeme I had an eye upon such Principles as might work with considering men for the beliefe of a Deity and nothing can rejoyce me more than to find it usefull for that purpose."9 By way...
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The Galileo Connection

Charles E. Hummel - 1986 - 293 páginas
..."evangelistic" concern, Newton believed he provided evidence. "When I wrote my treatise about our Systeme, I had an eye upon such Principles as might work with considering men for the beliefe of a Deity & nothing can rejoyce me more than to find it usefull for that purpose."84 Newton...
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Embattled Reason: Essays on Social Knowledge, Volumen2

Reinhard Bendix - 1989 - 480 páginas
...advice in preparing his argument. Newton wrote to Bentley: "When I wrote my treatise about our Systeme I had an eye upon such Principles as might work with considering men for the beliefe of a Deity & nothing can rejoyce me more than to find it usefull for that purpose."27 As a...
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Enlightened Absence: Neoclassical Configurations of the Feminine

Ruth Salvaggio - 1988 - 169 páginas
...allowed Richard Bentley to expound on the ways in which his mathematical principles, as Newton put it, "might work with considering Men, for the Belief of a Deity; and nothing," Newton went on, "can rejoice me more than to find it useful for that Purpose."40 And after...
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A Mind For Ever Voyaging: Wordsworth at Work Portraying Newton and Science

W. K. Thomas, Warren U. Ober, Warren Ober - 1989 - 328 páginas
...the first of his four letters to Dr. Bentley, he said, "When I wrote my Treatise about our System, I had an eye upon such principles as might work with considering men, for the belief of a Deity; and nothing can rejoice me more than to find it useful for that purpose."10 In his Opticks, likewise, he...
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The Scientific Background to Modern Philosophy: Selected Readings

Michael R. Matthews - 1989 - 162 páginas
...Newton saw his work as advancing the tradition of natural theology. He said he wrote the Principia with 'an eye upon such principles as might work with considering men for the belief of a Deity.'8 And in endorsing the Design Argument, he said that discourse about God 'from the appearances...
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Die Wiederkehr der Klugheit: Edmund Burke und das Augustan Age

Detmar Doering - 1990 - 312 páginas
...selbst gesagt natte: "When I wrote my treatise about our System, I had an eye upon such principles äs might work with considering men for the belief of a Deity; and nothing can rejoice me more than to find it useful for that purpose."2 Gerichtet war die natural religion...
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Blake's Prophetic Workshop: A Study of The Four Zoas

G. A. Rosso - 1993 - 208 páginas
...Principia in such a forum: "When I wrote my treatise about our system," Newton opens his first letter, "I had an eye upon such principles as might work with considering men for the belief of a Deity" (Thayer 1974, 46). The key phrase, one that echoes throughout the exchange of letters, is "contrivance...
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