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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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Time and the Metaphysics of Relativity

W.L. Craig - 2001 - 279 páginas
...10 December 1692, Newton confided to Richard Bentley, "When 1 wrote my Treatise about our System. l 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."21 Similarly, in the Latin edition...
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The Tenseless Theory of Time: A Critical Examination, Volumen0;Volumen294

W.L. Craig, William Lane Craig - 2000 - 256 páginas
...10 December 1692, Newton confided to Richard 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."28 Similarly, in the Latin edition...
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Time for Science Education: How Teaching the History and Philosophy of ...

Michael R. Matthews - 2000 - 439 páginas
...interplay of science and metaphysics. Newton, as has been previously mentioned, wrote his Principia "with an eye upon such principles as might work with considering men for the belief of a Deity" (Thayer and Randall, l953, p. 46). In the General Scholium added to the second edition of the Principia,...
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Rethinking the Scientific Revolution

Margaret J. Osler - 2000 - 340 páginas
...that informs his statement to Richard Bentley in 1692: "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."87 86 On Galileo, see James J. Bono, The Language of God and the Languages of Man: Interpreting...
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Religion and Scientific Naturalism: Overcoming the Conflicts

David Ray Griffin - 2000 - 345 páginas
...a letter to Richard Bentley, in an oft-quoted passage: When I wrote my treatise about our system, I had an eye upon such principles as might work with considering men for belief in Deity, and nothing can rejoice me more than to find it useful for that purpose. (Thayer NPN,...
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God, Time, and Eternity: The Coherence of Theism II: Eternity

W.L. Craig, William Lane Craig - 2001 - 321 páginas
...l0 December l692, Newton confided to Richard 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."11 Similarly, in the Latin edition...
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Science, Truth, and Democracy

Philip Kitcher - 2001 - 240 páginas
...his physics in a letter to Richard Bentley is typical: "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."3 Similar ideas of a divine lawmaker...
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Annotated Readings in the History of Statistics

H.A. David, A.W.F. Edwards - 2001 - 252 páginas
...dated December 10, 1692, opens "Sir, When I wrote my treatise about our system [Principia, 1687], I had an eye upon such principles as might work with considering men for the belief of a Deity. . . ." Later in the letter Newton writes: To your second query, I answer, that the motions which the...
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A Nation Transformed: England After the Restoration

Alan Houston, Steve Pincus - 2001 - 337 páginas
...their laudable attempts to discover the true nature of the works of God';44 or of Isaac Newton, who 'had an eye upon such principles as might work with considering men for the belief in the deity'.45 The telescope and microscope enhanced people's wonder at the beauty and design of...
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Physics, the Human Adventure: From Copernicus to Einstein and Beyond

Gerald James Holton, Stephen G. Brush - 2001 - 582 páginas
...writing the Principia: When I wrote my treatise [Principia] about our [solar] system, I had an eye on 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. (Newton's Philosophy of Nature,...
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