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" It is inconceivable, that inanimate brute matter should, without the mediation of something else, which is not material, operate upon, and affect other matter without mutual contact; as it must do, if gravitation, in the sense of Epicurus, be essential... "
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh - Page 573
by Royal Society of Edinburgh - 1872
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The British Palladium: Or, Annual Miscellany of Literature and ..., Volume 13

1766
...inconceivable to Sir Ifjae, that inanimate brute Matter ihould, without the Mediation of fomething file, which is not material, operate upon and afFect other Matter, without mutual Contaft ; as it mull be, if Gravitation, in the Senfe of Epicurut, be euential and inherent in it....
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind

Dugald Stewart - 1808 - 590 pages
...inconceivable," fays he, " that in" animate brute matter mould, without the mediation " of fomething elfe which is not material, operate " upon, and affect other matter, without mutual con" tact ; as it muft do, if gravitation, in the fenfe of " Epicurus, be eflential and inherent in...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind

Dugald Stewart - 1813 - 560 pages
...inconceivable," fays he, ** that inanimate brute matter fhould, without the " mediation of fomething elfe which is not material, " operate upon, and affect other matter, without " mutual "contact ; as it muft do, if gravitation, in " the fenfe of Epicurus, be effential and inherent in ** it. And this is...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 1

Dugald Stewart - 1814
...at a distance from each other, without any intervening medium. " It is inconceiv" able," says he, " that inanimate brute matter should, " without the...something else which is not " material, operate upon, and aflect other matter, without " mutual contact ; as it must do, if gravitation, in the " sense of Epicurus,...
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The Works of John Playfair ...: With a Memoir of the Author ...

John Playfair - 1822 - 464 pages
...inherent in matter. The following passage, in one of his Letters to Dr Bentley, is still more explicit: " It is inconceivable that inanimate brute matter should,...gravitation, in the sense of Epicurus, be essential or inherent in it. That gravity should be innate, inherent, and essential to matter, so that one body...
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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century ..., Volume 4

John Nichols - 1822 - 934 pages
...worth the while to alter your numbers. " In " The last clause of the second position I like very well. It is inconceivable that inanimate brute matter should,...affect other matter without mutual contact, as it must be, if gravitation, in the sense of Epicurus, be essential and inherent in it. And this is one reason...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volumes 1-2

Dugald Stewart - 1822 - 572 pages
...should, without the mediation of " something else which is not material, operate upon, and effüct other " matter, without mutual contact ; as it must do, if gravitation, in the " sense of Epirurus, be essential and inherent in it. And this is one " reason why I desired that you would not...
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Supplement to the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Editions

1824 - 880 pages
...inherent in matter. The following passage in one of his Letters to Dr Bentley is still more explicit : " It is inconceivable that inanimate brute matter should,...gravitation, in the sense of Epicurus, be essential or inherent in it. That gravity should be innate, inherent, and essential to matter, so that one body...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ...

1824
...inherent in matter. The following passage in one of his Letters to Dr Bentley is still more explicit: " It is inconceivable that inanimate brute matter should,...gravitation, in the sense of Epicurus, be essential or inherent in it. That gravity should be innate, inherent, and essential to matter, so that one body...
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The theology of the early patriarchs, illustrated by an appeal to ..., Volume 1

Thomas Tregenna Biddulph - 1825 - 522 pages
...know, and therefore would take more time to consider of it." And in the third letter he remarks — " It is inconceivable that inanimate brute matter should,...Epicurus, be essential and inherent in it. And this is one reason why I desire you would not ascribe inherent gravity to me. That gravity should be innate,...
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