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" A law presupposes an agent ; for it is only the mode, according to which an agent proceeds : it implies a power ; for it is the order, according to which that power acts. Without this agent, without this power, which are both distinct from itself, the... "
Dictionary of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences, According to the ... - Page 292
edited by - 1823 - 576 pages
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The Works of William Paley ...: Containing His Life, Moral and Political ...

William Paley - 1831 - 624 pages
...metallic nature. It is a perversion of language to assign anv law, u the efficient, operative cause at he might moke as the children of God, and exalt us to ever nude, according to which an agent proceeds : it implies a power; for it is the order, according to...
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Natural Theology: Or, Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity ...

William Paley - 1833 - 356 pages
...that it is a perversion of language to assign any law as the efficient operative cause of anything. A law presupposes an agent, for it is only the mode according to which an agent proceeds; * Chap . I. sec. vii. U* it implies a power, for it is the order according to which that power acts....
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Paley's Natural Theology: With Illustrative Notes, Volume 2

William Paley - 1836 - 440 pages
...once more, that it is a perversion of language to assign any law, as the efficient, operative cause of any thing. A law pre-supposes an agent, for it...according to which an agent proceeds ; it implies a power, for it is the order according to which * Ch. I. sect. vii. that power acts. Without this agent,...
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Paley's Natural Theology, Volume 1

William Paley - 1836 - 482 pages
...nature. It is a /perversion of language to assign any law as the efficient, operative cause of anything. A law presupposes an agent ; for it is only the mode...according to which an agent proceeds : it implies a "~ power ; for it is the order according to which that power acts. Without this agent, without this...
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Paley's Natural Theology, Volume 1

William Paley - 1836 - 480 pages
...nature. It is a perversion of language to assign any law as the efficient, operative cause of anything. A law presupposes an agent; for it is only the mode according to which an agent proceeds: it implies a power; for it is the order according to which that power acts. Without this agent, without this power,...
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A New Dictionary of the English Language, Volume 1

Charles Richardson - 1836 - 136 pages
...is a perversion of language to assign any law, a« the efficient, operative, cause of any thing. Л law presupposes an agent ; for it is only the mode according to which an agent proceeds ; it implies a power, for it i« the order according to which that power acts. Paley. Natural Philosophy, c. xxiii....
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The Works...: With a Biographical Sketch of the Author, Volume 4

William Paley - 1837 - 428 pages
...that it is a perversion of language to assign any law as the efficient operative cause of anything. A law presupposes an agent, for it is only the mode...according to which an agent proceeds ; it implies a power, for it is the order according to which that power acts. Without this agent, without this power,...
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Sacred philosophy of the seasons, Volume 4

Henry Duncan - 1837 - 426 pages
...Nothing can be more puerile. Paley sets this matter in its true light in a few words. " A law," says he " presupposes an agent, for it is only the mode according to which an agent proceeds ; it implies a power, for it is the order according to which that power acts. Without this agent, without this power,...
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Natural Theology: Or Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity ...

W. Paley - 1837 - 116 pages
...to assign any law, as the efficient, operative cause of any thing. A law presupposes an agent ; this is only the mode, according to which an agent proceeds ; it implies a power ; for it is the order, according to which that power acts. Without this agent, without this...
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The Works of William Paley, D.D.: And An Account of the Life and ..., Volume 1

William Paley - 1838 - 586 pages
...once more, that it is a perversion of language to assign any law, as the efficient, operative cause of any thing. A law presupposes an agent, for it is...according to which an agent proceeds ; it implies a power, for it is the order according to which that power acts. Without this agent, without this power,...
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