Bacon's Novum organum

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Clarendon Press, 1889 - Logic - 629 pages
 

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Page 46 - It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism ; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion...
Page 50 - It were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an Opinion as is unworthy of him : for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely : and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity. Plutarch saith well to that purpose :
Page 387 - Non secus, ac liquida si quando nocte cometae Sanguinei lugubre rubent, aut Sirius ardor, Ille sitim morbosque ferens mortalibus aegris, Nascitur et laevo contristat lumine caelum.
Page 50 - I had rather a great deal men should say there was no such man at all as Plutarch, than that they should say that there was one Plutarch that would eat his children as soon as they were born, as the poets speak of Saturn.
Page 519 - As when to them who sail Beyond the Cape of Hope, and now are past Mozambic, off at sea north-east winds blow Sabean odours from the spicy shore Of Araby the Blest; with, such delay Well pleased they slack their course, and many a league Cheer'd with the grateful smell old Ocean smiles...
Page 68 - For the handling of final causes mixed with the rest in physical inquiries, hath intercepted the severe and diligent inquiry of all real and physical causes...
Page 247 - For certain it is that God worketh nothing in nature but by second causes; and if they would have it otherwise believed, it is mere imposture, as it were in favour towards God; and nothing else but to offer to the author of truth the unclean sacrifice of a lie.
Page 124 - As in Mathematicks, so in Natural Philosophy, the investigation of difficult things by the method of analysis u ought ever to precede the method of composition. This analysis consists in making experiments and observations, and in drawing general conclusions from them by .induction, -and admitting of no objections against the conclusions, but such as are taken from experiments, or other certain truths.
Page 57 - Nos enim quum de Formis loquimur, nil aliud intelligimus quam leges | illas et determinationes actus puri, quae naturam aliquam simplicem ordinant et constituunt; ut calorem, lumen, pondus; in omnimoda materia et subjecto susceptibili. Itaque eadem res est Forma Calidi aut Forma Luminis, et Lex Calidi sive Lex Luminis; neque vero a rebus ipsis et parte operativa unquam nos abstrahimus aut recedimus.
Page 261 - Ea vero haec est ; quod fieri non possit, ut recte procedatur in curriculo, ubi ipsa meta non recte posita sit et defixa. Meta autem scientiarum vera et legitima non alia est quam ut dotetur vita humana novis inventis et copiis.

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