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Additional Note analogy animal answer appear argument argument from Design assert Bacon belief causation Chapter Charon colour conceive conception conclusion consciousness consequences consilient Creator Design difficulties distinct Divine doctrine doubt effect Essay evidence existence experience explain fact feel final cause force Herbert Spencer human nature Hume Hume's Huxley idea Inductive Inductive Philosophy inference infinite inquiry intelligence J. S. Mill kind knowledge light living look Lord Brougham manifest mankind material matter means mechanical metaphysical mind Monism moral motion Natural Theology never objects observed optic nerve organic Paley Paley's Pall Mall Gazette Pantheism perceive phenomena philosophy physical Powell present principle produced Professor purpose question reader reason relation Religion remark respecting retina sceptical seems sensation sense soul speak speculative structure suppose supreme Teleology Theism theory things thinker thought tion true truth Universe whole words writer
Page 85 - When we run over libraries, persuaded of these principles, what havoc must we make? If we take in our hand any volume; of divinity or school metaphysics, for instance; let us ask, Does it contain any abstract reasoning concerning quantity or number'} No. Does it contain any experimental reasoning concerning matter of fact and existence? No. Commit it then to the flames: for it can contain nothing but sophistry and illusion.
Page 378 - STERN Daughter of the Voice of God ! O Duty ! if that name thou love Who art a light to guide, a rod To check the erring, and reprove ; Thou, who art victory and law When empty terrors overawe, From vain temptations dost set free, And calm'st the weary strife of frail humanity!
Page 75 - He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?
Page 2 - Speak to Him thou for He hears, and Spirit with Spirit can meet — Closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands and feet.
Page 185 - For my part, when I enter most intimately into what I call myself, I always stumble on some particular perception or other, of heat or cold, light or shade, love or hatred, pain or pleasure. I never can catch myself at any time without a perception, and never can ORSERVE anything but the perception.
Page 378 - But thee I now would serve more strictly, if I may. Through no disturbance of my soul, Or strong...
Page 184 - THERE are some philosophers who imagine we are every moment intimately conscious of what we call our self; that we feel its existence and its continuance in existence; and are certain, beyond the evidence of a demonstration, both of its perfect identity and simplicity.
Page 312 - For take an example of a dog, and mark what a generosity and courage he will put on when he finds himself maintained by a man, who to him is instead of a God, or melior natura, which courage is manifestly such as that creature, without that confidence, of a better nature than his own could never attain. So man, when he resteth and assureth himself upon divine protection and favor, gathereth a force and faith which human nature in itself could not obtain.