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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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The Scientific Background to Modern Philosophy: Selected Readings

Michael R. Matthews - 1989 - 180 pages
...Newton saw his work as advancing the tradition of natural theology. He said he wrote the Principia with 'an eye upon such principles as might work with considering men for the belief of a Deity.'8 And in endorsing the Design Argument, he said that discourse about God 'from the appearances...
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Die Wiederkehr der Klugheit: Edmund Burke und das Augustan Age

Detmar Doering - 1990 - 330 pages
...neue Naturphilosophie war zunächst keineswegs vom Atheismus geprägt, wie Newton selbst gesagt natte: "When I wrote my treatise about our System, I had an eye upon such principles äs might work with considering men for the belief of a Deity; and nothing can rejoice me more than...
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Fallen Languages: Crises of Representation in Newtonian England, 1660-1740

Robert Markley - 1993 - 292 pages
...exchange rather than a transcendent ideal. In his Letter to Richard Bentley, Newton says of the Principia, "When I wrote my Treatise about our System, I had...with considering Men, for the Belief of a Deity." 18 The implicitly selective nature of Newton's "Principles" suggests that mathematics is not an end...
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Blake's Prophetic Workshop: A Study of The Four Zoas

G. A. Rosso - 1993 - 220 pages
...Principia in such a forum: "When I wrote my treatise about our system," Newton opens his first letter, "I had an eye upon such principles as might work with considering men for the belief of a Deity" (Thayer 1974, 46). The key phrase, one that echoes throughout the exchange of letters, is "contrivance...
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Britsch und Kornmann: quellenkundliche Untersuchungen zur Theorie der ...

Otfried Schütz - 1993 - 512 pages
...neue Naturphilosophie war zunächst keineswegs vom Atheismus geprägt, wie Newton selbst gesagt natte: "When I wrote my treatise about our System, I had an eye upon such principles äs might work with considering men for the belief of a Deity; and nothing can rejoice me more than...
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Science Teaching: The Role of History and Philosophy of Science

Michael R. Matthews - 1994 - 312 pages
...laws, and the formulae for them; they learn less often that Newton said, when he wrote his Principia. "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" (Thayer 1953, p. 46). They also learn that Boyle formulated the important...
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Encyclopedia of Time

Samuel L. Macey - 1994 - 730 pages
...quite essential to remind ourselves that Newton's physics was only a part of his project, and that he "had an eye upon such principles as might work with considering men for the belief of a Deity," as he confesses in his first letter to Bentley. Newton, Boyle, and indeed most English scientists of...
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Henry More: And the Scientific Revolution

A. Rupert Hall - 2002 - 324 pages
...correspondence with Richard Bentley with the famous words, as solemn as they are appropriate: "When 1 wrote our Treatise about our System, I had an Eye upon such...Deity, and nothing can rejoice me more than to find it useful for that Purpose' (Cohen 1958: 280). It was no more outrageous for a philosopher to maintain...
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Adaptation

Michael R. Rose, George V. Lauder - 1996 - 532 pages
...proponents of an astronomy-based natural theology. "When I wrote my treatise upon our Systeme [sic] I had an eye upon such Principles as might work with considering men for the beliefe [sic] of a Deity and nothing can rejoyce [sic] me more than to find it usefull [sic] for that...
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The Enlightenment: An Interpretation. The science of freedom

Peter Gay - 1996 - 756 pages
...natural philosophy in his time. In 1692 Newton had told Richard Bentley that he had labored to establish "such principles as might work with considering men for the belief of a Deity"6; a hundred years later, while there were many scientists who were Christians, their discoveries...
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