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Anti-theistic Theories: Being the Baird Lecture for 1877 - Page 162
by Robert Flint - 1879 - 555 pages
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Four dissertations: On providence. On prayer. On the reasons for expecting ...

Richard Price - 1772 - 464 pages
...may aft upon another f at a diftance through a vacuum, without the '' mediation of any thing elfe, by and through which •' their action and force may be conveyed from one f* io another, is to me fo great an abfurdity that I f believe no man who h"s in phijofophical matters...
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Four Dissertations

Richard Price - Theology, Unitarian - 1777 - 464 pages
...body may afl upon another at a diftancf " through a vacuum, without the mediation of any " thing elfe, by and through which their action and < force may be conveyed from one to another, is to 'c me fo great an abfurdity, that I believe no man who * has in philofophical matters a competent...
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Four Dissertations

Richard Price - Theology, Unitarian - 1777 - 464 pages
...diftance " through a vacuum, without the mediation of any " thing elfe, by and through which their adion and " force may be conveyed from one to another, is to " me fo great an abfurdity, that I believe no man who " has in philosophical matters a competent faculty...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 108

Sydney Smith, Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey, Macvey Napier, William Empson, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot (Hon.), Henry Reeve, Harold Cox - 1858
...abrupt end to inquiry. Newton has expressed himself strongly on this matter, in saying, ' To sup* pose that one body may act upon another at a distance, through ' a vacuum, without the mediation of any thing else, by and ' ' through which their action and force may be conveyed from ' one to another,...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind

Dugald Stewart - Psychology - 1813 - 509 pages
...fo that one body may act on another, " through a vacuum, without the mediation of any " thing elfe, by and through which their action and " force may be conveyed from one to another, is to *' me fo great an abfurdity, that I believe no man " who has, in philofophical matters, a competent *' faculty...
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The American Journal of Science and Arts

1856
...attraction of distant portions of matter was not a sufficient or satisfactory thought for a philosopher. That gravity should be innate, inherent, and essential...and force may be conveyed from one to another, is, he says, to him a great absurdity. Gravity must be caused by an agent, acting constantly according...
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The American Journal of Science and Arts

1856
...sufficient or satisfactory thought for a philosopher. That gravity should be innate, inherent, and essentjal to matter, so that one body may act upon another at...and force may be conveyed from one to another, is, he says, to him a great absurdity. Gravity must be caused by an agent, acting constantly according...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volumes 1-2

Dugald Stewart - Psychology - 1821
...matter, so that one body may act on ano'* ther, through a vacuum, without the mediation of any thing else, " by and through which their action and force may be conveyed u from one to another, is to me so great an absurdity, that I believe '• no man who has, in philosophical...
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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century ..., Volume 4

Authors, English - 1822
...and inherent in it. And this is one reason why I desired you would not ascribe innate gravity to me. That gravity should be innate, inherent, and essential...distance through a vacuum without the mediation of any thing else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volumes 1-2

Dugald Stewart - Philosophy of mind - 1822
...inherent in it. And this is one " reason why I desired that you would not ascribe innate gravity to me. " That gravity should be innate, inherent, and essential to matter, so " that one body may act on another, through a vacuum, without the " mediation of any thing else, by and through which their...
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