A Theory of Natural Philosophy on Mechanical Principles Divested of All Immaterial Chymical Properties, Showing for the First Time the Physical A Theory of Natural Philosophy on Mechanical Principles Divested of All Immaterial Chymical Properties, Showing for the First Time the Physical

A Theory of Natural Philosophy on Mechanical Principles Divested of All Immaterial Chymical Properties, Showing for the First Time the Physical (Paperback)

By T H Pasley 
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Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1150041870
EAN: 9781150041877
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 180
Publish Date: 2009-12-18
Binding: Paperback
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836. Excerpt: ... INTRODUCTION. By Natural Philosophy is understood generally, a description of the Causes, Bodies and Circumstances constituting the phenomena of Physical Nature.--Comprising a history of the appearances, properties and qualities of Bodies and Matter under the various states and changes to which they are subject--upon the principles of Nature discoverable by the Senses and Reason--however from the fallibility of human judgment liable occasionally to misinterpretation, owing principally to cause being in no instance sensibly discoverable. Such, or nearly is the commonly maintained opinion as to the nature and import of Natural Philosophy. The learned make no hesitation in philosophising on the foregoing conditions.--Nature, they say, consists of limited, although numerous phenomena, of laws few and general, and of matter most probably similar throughout; and from the greater portion of the whole being cognisable by the Senses there remains, it is said, little else for philosophic research than the discovery of wherein consists the modus operandi whereby the more recondite operations of B Nature are effected. These are the latest and most approved opinions on this highly interesting subject, the Philosophy of Physical Nature. But while from the manifest simplicity of Nature it may with reason be infered the whole of matter is of the like substance, and hence the constancy of all emanating laws, still this informs us nothing of the agreement or disagreement there may be between our knowledge by external bodies, and the bodies themselves; but overlooks the possibility of outward bodies being vastly different from our knowledge--it does not inform us that the knowledge promoted by bodies may in nowise be similar to its material causes; and as we judge of outwar...
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Title: A Theory of Natural Philosophy on Mechanical Principles Divested of All Immaterial Chymical Properties, Showing for the First Time the Physical
Publisher: General Books
Author: T H Pasley
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1150041870
EAN: 9781150041877
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 180
Publish Date: 2009-12-18
Binding: Paperback

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