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" It is true that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. For, while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them and go no further, but,... "
Anti-theistic Theories: Being the Baird Lecture for 1877 - Page 76
by Robert Flint - 1879 - 555 pages
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Ethics and Religion

Joe Jenkins - Religion and ethics - 2003 - 188 pages
...of it, between religion and ethics, we will focus on one religion, Christianity. — Quotable quote 'A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism,...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. ' Francis Bacon, The Advancement of Learning (1605) -J- Key idea For Ploro, rhe just person' is someone...
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Great Sayings and Quotations

...not through yours. - Bernard Shaw '/Religion is behaviour and not mere belief. - S. Radhakrishnan C/2 little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth man's mind about to religion. - Francis Bacon <3 am a sort of collector of religions: and the curious...
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Ideas of the Great Philosophers

William S. Sahakian, Mabel Lewis Sahakian - Philosophy - 1966 - 181 pages
...drinking largely sobers us again.") "Francis Bacon said, 'Philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism.' " ("A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism,...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.") Fallacies of Irrelevant Evidence. Seven classes of these fallacies are listed below. FALLACY OF IRRELEVANCE....
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Evidence and Faith: Philosophy and Religion Since the Seventeenth Century

Charles Taliaferro, Jonathan Nelson Professor of Humanities and Philosoph Paul Guyer - Philosophy - 2005 - 457 pages
...2002), 57. Bacon's view in the end is that atheism is philosophically unacceptable. "It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism;...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion" (ibid., 55). Bacon, Novum Organum, trans, and ed. P. Urbach and J. Gibson (Chicago: Open Court, 1 994),...
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Secret Teachings of All Ages

Manly Palmer Hall - Body, Mind & Spirit - 2005 - 648 pages
...that hypothesis!" In his treatise on Atheism, Sir Francis Bacon tersely summarizes the situation thus: "A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism;...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion." The Metaphysics of Aristotle opens with these words: "All men naturally desire to know." To satisfy...
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Business Wit & Wisdom

Richard Zera - Humor - 2005 - 316 pages
...philosophy is what you don't know. — Bertrand Russell (1872-1969) A little philosophy inclineth a man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. — Bacon A true philosopher never argues. He mentally concludes that his opponent is an ass, and keeps...
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Romantic Readers: The Evidence of Marginalia

H. J. Jackson - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 384 pages
...convince it. It is true that a litue philofophy inclineth man's mind to atheifm; but depth in philofophy bringeth men's minds about to religion; for while the mind of man looketh upon fécond caules fcattered, it may fometimes reti in them and go no farther; but when it •beholdeth...
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Sunny Memories of Three Pastorates

William Elliot Grifffis - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 352 pages
...respond to pen and scroll in ever-deepening harmony. Well saith Bacon " A little philosophy inclineth a man's mind to atheism ; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion." Give us more Newtons, yea even Darwins, and Pasteurs, the discoverers, more than the dogmatists, both...
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Building a Life of Value: Timeless Wisdom to Inspire and Empower Us

Jason A. Merchey - Philosophy - 2005 - 289 pages
...in the great silence of scientific knowledge. — AIME CESAIRE A little philosophy inclineth a man to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. — FRANCIS BACON The old love of life and nature and the old ways of sharing rather than taking away,...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind. Essays "Of Atheism" (1625) 9 c. 1, 1. 171 (1601) 146 Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother's death Th Essays "Of Atheism" (1625) 10 Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural...
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