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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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Theological Institutes: Or, A View of the Evidences, Doctrines ..., Volume 1

Richard Watson - 1889 - 750 pages
...metallic nature. It is » perversion of language to assign any law, as the efficient, operative cause of any thing. A law presupposes an agent ; for it is only the 4 mode according to which an agent proceeds : it implies a power ; for it is the order according to...
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Vocabulary of Philosophy: Psychological, Ethical, Metaphysical, with ...

William Fleming - 1890 - 458 pages
...to assign any law, as the efficient, operative cause of anything. 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." Reid has said : — " The laws of...
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Evolution and Dogma

John Augustine Zahm - 1896 - 458 pages
...: " 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 the agent proceeds ; it implies a power, for it is the order according to which that power acts. Without...
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Science of Health: From the Viewpoint of the Newest Christian Thought

Samuel Fallows - 1903 - 218 pages
...since wisely said: " 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...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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Systematic Theology: A Compendium and Commonplace, Volume 2

Augustus Hopkins Strong - 1907 - 426 pages
...to assign any lair as the efficient operative cause of anything-. A law présupposes 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 power,...
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The Post-Darwinian Controversies: A Study of the Protestant Struggle to Come ...

James R. Moore - 1981 - 536 pages
...is a perversion of language', Paley insisted, 'to assign any law, as the efficient, operative cause of any thing. A law presupposes an agent; for it is...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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Classical Readings in Christian Apologetics, A.D. 100-1800

L. Russ Bush - 1983 - 412 pages
...metallic nature. 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...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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Energy and Empire: A Biographical Study of Lord Kelvin

Crosbie Smith, M. Norton Wise - 1989 - 906 pages
...therefore, 1 0 Archdeacon William Paley's conception of law was virtually indistinguishable from Reid's: '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 . . . the law...
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Energy and Empire: A Biographical Study of Lord Kelvin

Crosbie Smith, M. Norton Wise - 1989 - 906 pages
...therefore, i0 Archdeacon William Paley's conception of law was virtually indistinguishable from Reid's: '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 ... the law does...
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On the Origin of Species

Charles Darwin - 2003 - 676 pages
...metallic nature. 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...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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