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" For since colours are the qualities of light, having its rays for their entire and immediate subject, how can we think those rays qualities also, unless one quality may be the subject of and sustain another; which in effect is to call it substance. We... "
Memoirs of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society - Page 43
by Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society - 1862
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Encyclopædia metropolitana; or, Universal dictionary of knowledge ..., Volume 3

Encyclopaedia - 1845 - 884 pages
...qualities also, unless one quality may be the subject of and sustain another; which, in effect, is 10 call it substance. We should not know bodies for substances,...and the principal of those being now found due to something1 else, we have • as good reason to believe that to be a substance also. " Besides, whoever...
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Popular Science Monthly, Volume 61

1902 - 612 pages
...being so, it can be no longer disputed, whether there be colours in the dark, nor whether they be the qualities of the objects we see, no nor perhaps whether...reason to believe that to be a substance also. Besides, whoever thought any quality to be a heterogeneous aggregate, such as light is discovered to be. But,...
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The Library of Original Sources: Advance in knowledge, 1650-1800

Oliver Joseph Thatcher - 1907 - 482 pages
...also, unless one quality may be the subject of and sustain another ; which in effect is to call it a substance. We should not know bodies for substances,...else, we have as good reason to believe that to be substance also. Besides, whoever thought any quality to be a heterogenous aggregate, such as light...
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The Edge of Objectivity: An Essay in the History of Scientific Ideas

Charles Coulston Gillispie - 1960 - 596 pages
...whether Light be a Body. For, since Colours are the qualities of Light, having its Rays for their intire and immediate subject, how can we think those Rays...reason to believe that to be a Substance also. Besides, whoever thought any quality to be a heterogeneous aggregate, such as Light is discovered to be. But,...
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Theories of Light: From Descartes to Newton

A. I. Sabra - 1981 - 372 pages
...whether Light be a Body. For, since Colours are the qualities of Light, having its Rays for their intire and immediate subject, how can we think those Rays...have as good reason to believe that to be a substance also.29 Newton later drew attention to the word 'perhaps' in the preceding passage when he tried to...
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Discipline and Experience: The Mathematical Way in the Scientific Revolution

Peter Dear - 1995 - 312 pages
...given his findings: "For, since Colours are the qualities of Light, having its Rays for their intire and immediate subject, how can we think those Rays...have as good reason to believe that to be a Substance also."89 The argument is both physicomathematical and, on its physical side, deeply scholastic. Newton...
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The Library of Original Sources: Volume VI (Advance in Knowledge 1650-1800)

Oliver J. Thatcher - 2004 - 466 pages
...also, unless one quality may be the subject of and sustain another ; which in effect is to call it a substance. We should not know bodies for substances,...else, we have as good reason to believe that to be substance also. Besides, whoever thought any quality to be a heterogenous aggregate, such as light...
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