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" WHEN I wrote my treatise about our system, I had an eye upon such principles as might work with considering men for the belief of a Deity ; and nothing can rejoice me more than to find it useful for that purpose. "
The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th] - Page 230
1809
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Richard Bentley - 1977 - 890 pages
...Richard Bentley. CAMBRIDGE, Decemb. 10, 1692. SIE, WHEN I wrote my treatise about our système, 10 I had an eye upon such principles as might work with considering men for the beleife of a Deity ; and nothing can rejoyce me more than to find it useful for that purpose. But if...
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Process and Reality

Alfred North Whitehead - 2010 - 452 pages
...as Newton is concerned, we have his own word for this statement. In a letter to Bentley, he writes: "When I wrote my treatise about our system, I had...work with considering men for the belief of a Deity; . . ." 7 The concept in Newton's mind is that of a fully articulated system requiring a definite supernatural...
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The Newtonian Revolution

I. Bernard Cohen - 1980 - 428 pages
...years after the publication of his Principia, he wrote to Bentley that while composing the Principia ('my Treatise about our system'), 'I had an eye upon...work with considering Men, for the Belief of a Deity' (Newton, 1958, p. 280; 1959-1977, vol. 3, p. 233). About two decades later, in 1713, he declared in...
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A History of Christian Theology: An Introduction

William Carl Placher - 1983 - 332 pages
...explain the continuing order of the solar system.7 When he wrote his physics, he explained to a friend, "I had an eye upon such principles as might work with...Deity, and nothing can rejoice me more than to find it useful for that purpose."8 On the other hand, Newton found the Nicene Creed unintelligible and denied...
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The Light of Nature: Essays in the History and Philosophy of Science ...

J.D. North, J.J. Roche - 1985 - 484 pages
...World, London, 1668, The Publiser to the Reader, npn 59. Newton wrote to Bentley in December 1692: "When I wrote my treatise about our System I had an...Principles as might work with considering men for the beliefe of a Deity & nothing can rejoyce me more than to find it useful for that purpose". Newton,...
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The Galileo Connection

Charles E. Hummel - 1986 - 300 pages
..."evangelistic" concern, Newton believed he provided evidence. "When I wrote my treatise about our Systeme, I had an eye upon such Principles as might work with considering men for the beliefe of a Deity & nothing can rejoyce me more than to find it usefull for that purpose."84 Newton...
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God and Nature: Historical Essays on the Encounter Between Christianity and ...

David C. Lindberg, Ronald L. Numbers - 1986 - 538 pages
...of Newton's four replies began with the now famous words: "When I wrote my treatise upon our Systeme I had an eye upon such Principles as might work with considering men for the beliefe of a Deity and nothing can rejoyce me more than to find it usefull for that purpose."9 By way...
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Embattled Reason: Essays on Social Knowledge, Volume 2

Reinhard Bendix - 1989 - 470 pages
...advice in preparing his argument. Newton wrote to Bentley: "When I wrote my treatise about our Systeme I had an eye upon such Principles as might work with considering men for the beliefe of a Deity & nothing can rejoyce me more than to find it usefull for that purpose."27 As a...
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Enlightened Absence: Neoclassical Configurations of the Feminine

Ruth Salvaggio - 1988 - 192 pages
...allowed Richard Bentley to expound on the ways in which his mathematical principles, as Newton put it, "might work with considering Men, for the Belief of a Deity; and nothing," Newton went on, "can rejoice me more than to find it useful for that Purpose."40 And after the publication...
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A Mind For Ever Voyaging: Wordsworth at Work Portraying Newton and Science

W. K. Thomas, Warren U. Ober - 1989 - 348 pages
...certainly belong to natural philosophy."'1 In the first of his four letters to Dr. Bentley, he said, "When I wrote my Treatise about our System, I had...Deity; and nothing can rejoice me more than to find it useful for that purpose."10 In his Opticks, likewise, he said, about Science, "Though every true...
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