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The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences, Founded Upon Their History, Հատոր 1
Ամբողջությամբ դիտվող - 1847
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Էջ 278 - Secondly, such qualities which in truth are nothing in the objects themselves but powers to produce various sensations in us by their primary qualities, ie by the bulk, figure, texture, and motion of their insensible parts, as colours, sounds, tastes, &c.
Էջ 384 - Have not the small particles of bodies certain powers, virtues, or forces by which they act at a distance, not only upon the rays of light for reflecting, refracting, and inflecting them, but also upon one another for producing a great part of the phenomena of nature?
Էջ 429 - All these things being considered, it seems probable to me that God, in the beginning, formed matter in solid, massy, hard, impenetrable, moveable particles, of such sizes and figures, and with such other properties, and in such proportions to space, as most conduced to the end for which He formed them...
Էջ 429 - ... even so very hard as never to wear or break in pieces, no ordinary power being able to divide what God himself made one in the first creation.
Էջ 52 - Words convey the mental treasures of one period to the generations that follow ; and laden with this, their precious freight, they sail safely across gulfs of time in which empires have suffered shipwreck, and the languages of common life have sunk into oblivion.
Էջ 19 - Parallelograms upon the same base and between the same parallels, are equal to one another.
Էջ 429 - While the particles continue entire, they may compose bodies of one and the same nature and texture in all ages: but should they wear away, or break in pieces, the nature of things, depending on them, would be changed.
Էջ 278 - Qualities thus considered in bodies are, first, such as are utterly inseparable from the body, in what estate soever it be ; such as in all the alterations and changes it suffers, all the force can be used upon it, it constantly keeps; and such as sense constantly finds in every particle of matter which has bulk enough to be perceived, and the mind finds inseparable from every particle of matter, though less than to make itself singly be perceived by our senses...
Էջ 42 - knows that there is a mask of theory over the whole face of " nature, if it be theory to infer more than we see. But other •' men, unaware of this masquerade, hold it to be a fact that " they see cubes and spheres, spacious apartments and winding " avenues. And these things are facts to them, because they " are unconscious of the mental operation by which they have " penetrated nature's disguise2".