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" ... the main business of natural philosophy is to argue from phenomena without feigning hypotheses and to deduce causes from effects till we come to the very first cause, which certainly is not mechanical; and not only to unfold the mechanism of the world,... "
Lives of eminent persons; consisting of Galileo, Kepler - Página 30
por Lives - 1833
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Astronomy and General Physics Considered with Reference to Natural Theology

William Whewell - 1833 - 381 páginas
...business of natural philosophy is," he says, (Optics, Qu. 28.) " to argue from phenomena without eigning hypotheses, and to deduce causes from effects, till...very first cause, which certainly is not mechanical." " Though every true step made in this philosophy brings us not immediately to the knowledge of the...
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A Discourse of Natural Theology: Showing the Nature of the Evidence and the ...

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1835 - 296 páginas
...to the doctrines of Natural Theology, and with admissions that the business of physical science is " to deduce causes from effects till we come to the very First Cause," and that " every true step made in inductive philosophy is to be highly valued, because it brings us...
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Astronomy and General Physics: Considered with Reference to Natural Theology

William Whewell - 1836 - 381 páginas
...with no dangers of this kind. " The business of natural philosophy is," he says, (Optics, Qu. 28.) " to argue from phenomena without feigning hypotheses,...very first cause, which certainly is not mechanical." " Though every true step made in this philosophy brings us not immediately to the knowledge of the...
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The Bridgewater Treatises on the Power, Wisdom and Goodness of God as ...

1836
...business of natural philosophy is," he says, (Optics, Qu. 28.) " to argue from phenomena without signing hypotheses, and to deduce causes from effects, till...very first cause, which certainly is not mechanical." " Though every true step made in this philosophy brings us not immediately to the knowledge of the...
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The Connexion of Natural and Divine Truth: Or, The Study of the Inductive ...

Baden Powell - 1838 - 313 páginas
...an indication of design. He had also before said, that " the main business of natural philosophy is to deduce causes from effects till we come to the...very first cause, which certainly is not mechanical f." And again, that from observing the order of the visible world, and so inferring creative intelligence,...
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Natural Theology: The Arguments of Paley, Brougham, and the Bridgewater ...

George Ensor - 1838 - 60 páginas
...and is on that account highly to be valued ;" — and that " the business of natural philosophy is to deduce causes from effects, till we come to the...very First Cause, which certainly is not mechanical;" — but we can go much further, and declare, still with Newton, that "this beautiful system could have...
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The Connexion of Natural and Divine Truth: Or, The Study of the Inductive ...

Baden Powell - 1838 - 313 páginas
...an indication of design. He had also before said; that " the main business of natural philosophy is to deduce causes from effects till we come to the very first cause, which certainly is not mechanicalf." And again, that from observing the order of the visible world, and so inferring creative...
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The chart and scale of truth, by which to find the cause of error

Edward Tatham - 1840
...securely trod in the exercise of philosophy and religion : " The main business of natural philosophy is to argue from phenomena without feigning hypotheses,...come to the very First Cause, which certainly is not material." — Newton's Optics, p. 343. In this middle way, the very learned author of " Ancient extent...
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The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences: Founded Upon Their History, Volumen2

William Whewell - 1840
...the most general." And in like manner in another Query f : " The main business of natural philosophy is to argue from phenomena without feigning hypotheses,...to deduce causes from effects, till we come to the First Cause, which is certainly not mechanical." 3. Newton appears to have had a horror of the term...
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The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences: Founded Upon Their History, Volumen2

William Whewell - 1840
...and is on that account highly to be valued ;" — and that " the business of natural philosophy is to deduce causes from effects, till we come to the...very First Cause, which certainly is not mechanical :" — but we can go much further, and declare, still with Newton, that " this beautiful system could...
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