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" It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism ; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion : for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no farther; but... "
Pamphlets: Lafayette College - Page 5
1897
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Sermons

David Merrill - Presbyterian Church - 1855 - 288 pages
...how many have condemned the whole Bible from just such specimens ! "It is true," says Bacon, " that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringcth men's minds back to religion ; — for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered,...
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Paraméswara-jnyána-góshthí: a dialogue of the knowledge of the Supreme lord ...

Rowland Williams - Buddhism - 1856 - 566 pages
...— Moral Government — Xccd of HojKfulnau — Pantheism and Idolatry— Two Aspects of one Evil, "A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to Atheism...scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no farther ; but when it l>eholdeth the chain of them confederate and linked together, it must needs fly...
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Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1856
...never wrought miracles to convince1 atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth Man's mind to atheism,...scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no farther; but when it beholdeth the cham of them confederate, and linked together, it must needs fly...
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Modern English Literature: Its Blemishes and Defects

Henry Hegart Breen - English language - 1857 - 307 pages
...merit of the thought, such as it is, belongs to Lord Bacon, who says in his "Essay of Atheism:" — "A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism,...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion." To this source may also be referred that beautiful couplet in Dryden : — " Errors like straws upon...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon, Richard Whately - Conduct of life - 1857 - 550 pages
...never wrought miracles to convince1 atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth Man's mind to atheism,...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion ; j for while the mind of Man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them,...
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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, with The wisdom of the ancients ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1857
...it. It is true, that a little Philofophy inclineth Man's Mind to Atheifm ; but depth in Philofophy bringeth Men's Minds about to Religion : for while the Mind of Man looketh upon Second Caufes Scattered, it may fometimes reft in them, and go no further ; but when it beholdeth the Chain...
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The Diffident Naturalist: Robert Boyle and the Philosophy of Experiment

Rose-Mary Sargent - Biography & Autobiography - 1995 - 355 pages
...." Cf. Bacon, The Essayes or Counsels, Civil and Morall, essay 16, "Of Atheism," where he wrote that "a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism,...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion" (Works of Bacon 12: 1 32). 44. Boyle, Usefulness of Natural Philosophy, pt. 1, essay 5, in Works 2:...
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Nietzsche and Modern Times: A Study of Bacon, Descartes, and Nietzsche

Laurence Lampert - Philosophy - 1995 - 490 pages
...little philosophy inclineth man's mind 12. See Strauss, Argument and Action of Plato's Laws, 183. [134] to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion" (Essays, "Of Atheism"). The Socratic turn from the things to the speeches is a way of safety, the artful...
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Cosmogony and Evolution

Richard Ingalese, Isabella Ingalese - 1996 - 276 pages
...Free: 888-844-2386 www.heallhresearchbooks.com Walking Press New York DEDICATED TO ALL LOVERS OF TRUTH "A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to Atheism...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion." — BACON. PREFACE The seven lessons in philosophy, contained in this book, were prepared for our more...
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Francis Bacon: The History of a Character Assassination

Nieves Mathews - Philosophy - 1996 - 592 pages
...Bacon wrote on religion should be taken seriously, wrote JA Naigeon. The famous remark, he said, that 'a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism,...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion' had clearly been written in a fit of mental aberration. Nevertheless, Naigeon conceded, profound and...
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