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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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Creational Theology and the History of Physical Science: The Creationist ...

Christopher B. Kaiser - 1997 - 480 pages
...principles? As Newton later explained to Richard Bentley (1692), he wrote the Principia Mathematica with 'an eye upon such Principles as might work with considering men, for the belief of a Deity'.412 In the context of his concern to refute atheism, Newton followed More's strategy of postulating...
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Samuel Clarke: A Demonstration of the Being and Attributes of God: And Other ...

Samuel Clarke - 1998 - 212 pages
...1692 lecture, and Newton had obligingly replied, pointing out that he had composed Principia "with 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." 1 Several...
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Printing and Publishing for the University of Cambridge: Three Hundred Years ...

Gordon Johnson - 1999 - 32 pages
...See also Monk, Bentley, n, pp. lj6ff. 10 Monk, Bentley, 1, pp. 2 5 if. 1 1 Newton informed Bentley: '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.' Quoted in Monk, Bentley, 1 , p. 44. 12 Monk, Bentley, 1, p. 74. An equally...
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Swift as Nemesis: Modernity and Its Satirist

Frank T. Boyle - 2000 - 262 pages
...vapors in a monstrously rational machine. Newton opens his correspondence with Bentley by observing: "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" (Papers and Letters, 280). Elsewhere in the correspondence he indicates...
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The Tenseless Theory of Time: A Critical Examination

W.L. Craig, William Lane Craig - 2000 - 276 pages
...development" after the first edition.27 In fact, on 10 December 1692, Newton confided to Richard Bentley, "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."28 Similarly, in the Latin edition of the Opticks (1706), Newton declares...
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Time and the Metaphysics of Relativity

William Lane Craig - 2001 - 300 pages
...10 December 1692, Newton confided to Richard Bentley, "When 1 wrote my Treatise about our System. l 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."21 Similarly, in the Latin edition of the Opticks (1706l, Newton declares...
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Rethinking the Scientific Revolution

Margaret J. Osler - 2000 - 350 pages
...unity of God's truth. It is this sensibility that informs his statement to Richard Bentley in 1692: "When I wrote my Treatise about our System, I had...might work with considering Men, for the belief of a Deity."87 86 On Galileo, see James J. Bono, The Language of God and the Languages of Man: Interpreting...
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Time for Science Education: How Teaching the History and Philosophy of ...

Michael R. Matthews - 2000 - 474 pages
...interplay of science and metaphysics. Newton, as has been previously mentioned, wrote his Principia "with an eye upon such principles as might work with considering men for the belief of a Deity" (Thayer and Randall, l953, p. 46). In the General Scholium added to the second edition of the Principia,...
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Science, Truth, and Democracy

Philip Kitcher - 2001 - 240 pages
...theme, and Newton's theological justification of his physics in a letter to Richard Bentley is typical: "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."3 Similar ideas of a divine lawmaker whose statutes, once revealed, will...
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God, Time, and Eternity: The Coherence of Theism II: Eternity

William Lane Craig - 2001 - 338 pages
...development" after the first edition.10 In fact, on l0 December l692, Newton confided to Richard Bentley, "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."11 Similarly, in the Latin edition of the Opticks (l706), Newton declares...
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