What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
able abstract absurdity acting action affirm answer antecedent appear argument assertion assumptions atoms become beginning believe body cause cells changes chapter clear conceive conception condition consciousness contained continuous Cosmos course define definition demand demonstration distance doubt effect effort eternal ether evidence exactly existence experience eyes fact feel finite follows force give given hand human idea infer infinite intelligence knowledge known learned less living logic matter mean measurable mind molecules motion move movement must-be namely nature necessary never objection observation organism phenomena phenomenon philosophy position possible predict present pretend Professor proof properties proposition prove question reader reason relation reply scientific sense space speak suppose talk tell theorem thing thinker thought tion true truth universe verify whole will-force write
Page 2 - Per substantiam intelligo id, quod in se est et per se concipitur; hoc est id, cujus conceptus non indiget conceptu alterius rei, a quo formari debeat.
Page 263 - When even at last the solemn hour shall come, And wing my mystic flight to future worlds, I cheerful will obey; there, with new powers, Will rising wonders sing. I cannot go Where universal love not smiles around, Sustaining all yon orbs, and all their suns; From seeming evil still educing good, And better thence again, and better still, In infinite progression.
Page 39 - The motion of our body follows upon the command of our will. Of this we are every moment conscious. But the means, by which this is effected; the energy, by which the will performs so extraordinary an operation; of this we are so far from being immediately conscious, that it must for ever escape our most diligent enquiry.
Page 45 - ... produce at last the motion of our limbs, yet operate in such a manner as is wholly beyond our comprehension? We may, therefore, conclude from the whole, I hope, without any temerity, though with assurance; that our idea of power is not copied from any sentiment or consciousness of power within ourselves, when we give rise to animal motion, or apply our limbs to their proper use and office. That their motion follows the command of the will is a matter of common experience, like other natural events:...
Page 233 - The Law of Causation, the recognition of which is the main pillar of inductive science, is but the familiar truth that invariability of succession is found by observation to obtain between every fact in nature and some other fact which has preceded It...
Page 334 - How, therefore, shall we satisfy ourselves concerning the cause of that Being whom you suppose the Author of Nature, or, according to your system of Anthropomorphism, the ideal world, into which you trace the material? Have we not the same reason to trace that ideal world into another ideal world, or new intelligent principle?
Page 241 - And thrice he routed all his foes, and thrice he slew the slain. The master saw the madness rise, His glowing cheeks, his ardent eyes; And while he heaven and earth defied, Changed his hand, and checked his pride. He chose a mournful Muse, Soft pity to infuse; He sung Darius...