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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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Fallen Languages: Crises of Representation in Newtonian England, 1660-1740

Assistant Professor of English Robert Markley, Robert Markley - 1993 - 268 páginas
...Letter to Richard Bentley, Newton says of the Principia, "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." 18 The implicitly selective nature of Newton's "Principles" suggests that mathematics is not an end...
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Britsch und Kornmann: quellenkundliche Untersuchungen zur Theorie der ...

Otfried Schütz - 1993 - 171 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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Science Teaching: The Role of History and Philosophy of Science

Michael R. Matthews - 1994 - 287 páginas
...and the formulae for them; they learn less often that Newton said, when he wrote his Principia. "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" (Thayer 1953, p. 46). They also...
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Encyclopedia of Time

Samuel L. Macey - 1994 - 699 páginas
...quite essential to remind ourselves that Newton's physics was only a part of his project, and that he "had an eye upon such principles as might work with considering men for the belief of a Deity," as he confesses in his first letter to Bentley. Newton, Boyle, and indeed most English scientists of...
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Henry More: And the Scientific Revolution

A. Rupert Hall - 2002 - 320 páginas
...the famous words, as solemn as they are appropriate: "When 1 wrote our 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' (Cohen 1958: 280). It was no more...
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The Enlightenment: An Interpretation. The science of freedom

Peter Gay - 1996 - 705 páginas
...natural philosophy in his time. In 1692 Newton had told Richard Bentley that he had labored to establish "such principles as might work with considering men for the belief of a Deity"6; a hundred years later, while there were many scientists who were Christians, their discoveries...
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Creational Theology and the History of Physical Science: The Creationist ...

Christopher B. Kaiser - 1997 - 449 páginas
...principles? As Newton later explained to Richard Bentley (1692), he wrote the Principia Mathematica with 'an eye upon such Principles as might work with considering men, for the belief of a Deity'.412 In the context of his concern to refute atheism, Newton followed More's strategy of postulating...
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Samuel Clarke: A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God: And Other ...

Samuel Clarke - 1998 - 168 páginas
...1692 lecture, and Newton had obligingly replied, pointing out that he had composed Principia "with 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." 1 Several...
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Printing and Publishing for the University of Cambridge: Three Hundred Years ...

Gordon Johnson - 1999 - 25 páginas
...Bentley, 1, pp. 2 5 if. 1 1 Newton informed Bentley: '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.' Quoted in Monk, Bentley, 1 ,...
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Swift as Nemesis: Modernity and Its Satirist

Frank T. Boyle - 2000 - 242 páginas
...Newton opens his correspondence with Bentley by observing: "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" (Papers and Letters, 280). Elsewhere...
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