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Illustrations of Universal Progress a Series of Discussions
Visualização integral - 1873
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Página 71 - The Society for the Liberation of Religion from State Patronage and Control " — we shall presently have a separate organization here also.
Página 59 - In all directions his investigations eventually bring him face to face with the unknowable ; and he ever more clearly perceives it to be the unknowable.
Página 162 - First, who commanded that the ulna, or ancient ell, which answers to the modern yard, should be made of the exact length of his own arm. And...
Página 58 - It will be seen that as in each event of to-day, so from the beginning, the decomposition of every expended force into several forces has been perpetually producing a higher complication; that the increase of heterogeneity so brought about is still going on, and must continue to go on; and that thus Progress is not an accident, not a thing within human control, but a beneficent necessity.
Página 389 - Art goes yet further, imitating that rational and most excellent work of nature, man ; for by art is created that great leviathan, called a Commonwealth, or State, (in Latin Ciutas) which is but an artificial man...
Página 145 - They mosculate ; they severally send off and receive connecting growths ; and the intercommunion has been ever becoming more frequent, more intricate, more widely ramified. There has all along been higher specialization, that there might be a larger generalization ; and a deeper analysis, t hat there might be a better synthesis. Each larger generalization has lifted sundry specializations still higher ; and each better synthesis has prepared the way for still deeper analysis.
Página 31 - We may suspect a priori that in some law of change lies the explanation of this universal transformation of the homogeneous into the heterogeneous. Thus much premised, we pass at once to the statement of the law, which is this: — Every active force produces more than one change — every cause produces more than one effect.