Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy (Classic Reprint)

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Hulc veri videndi cuplditati adjuncta est appetitlo quasâ? dam principatus, ut nemini parere animus bene a natura informatus velit, â? nisi praecipienti, aut docenti, aut utilitatis causa juste et legitime lmpeâ? ranti :ex quo animi magnitudo existit, et humanarum rerum contemtio.â CICEBO, na Osrlcus, Lib. L5 13. Before all other things, man ls distinguished by his pursuit and lnvestiga.. lion of raU1 n. And hence, when free from needful business and cares, we delight to see, to hear, and to communicate, and consider a knowledge of many admirable and abstruse things necessary to the good conduct and happiness of our lives :whence it is clear that whatsoever is TRUE, simple, and direct, the same is most congenial to our nature as men. Closely allied with this eamest longing to see and know the truth, is a kind of dignified and princely sentiment which forbids a mind, naturally well constituted, to submit its faculties to any but those who announce it in precept or in doc. trine, or to yield obedience to any orders but such as are at once just, lawful, and founded on utility. From this source spring greatness of mind and contempt of worldly advantages and troubles.
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J. F. W. Herschel's A Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy, originally published in 1830, carefully sets out the principles and methods of scientific observation. He covers a wide range of methodological and philosophical subjects that include astronomy, light and the relationship between religious faith and scientific enquiry.

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John F. Herschel (1792-1871) was a fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and one of the most important British scientists of the nineteenth century. The son of astronomer William Herschel, John Herschel was also known for his influential role in British astronomy and in science generally.

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 224 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Excerpt from History of Natural Philosophy From the Earliest Periods to the Present Time in primis, hominis est propria veri inquisitio atque investigate. Itaque cum sumus negotiis necessariis, curisque vacui, tum avcmus aliquid videre, audire, ac dicere, cognitionemque rerum, aut occultarum aut ad- mirabilium, ad bene beateque vivendum necessariain ducimus; - ex quo intelligitur, quod verum, simplex, sincerumque sit, id esse naturae hominis aptissimum. Huic veri videndi cupiditati adjuncta est appetitio quaedam principats, ut nemini parere animus bene a natura informatus velit, nisi prcipienti, aut docenti, aut utilitatis causa juste et legitime imperanti: ex quoanimi magnitudo existit, et humanarum rerum contemtio. Before an other things, man is distinguished by his pursuit and investigation of truth. And hence, when free from needful business and cares, we delight to see, to hear, and to communicate, and consider a knowledge of many admirable and abstruse things necessary to the good conduct and happiness of our lives: whence it is clear that whatsoever is true, simple, and direct, the same is most congenial to our nature as men. Closely allied with this earnest longing to see and know the truth, is a kind of dignified and princely sentiment which forbids a mind, naturally well constituted, to submit its faculties to any but those who announce it in precept or in doctrine, or to yield obedience to any orders but such as are at once just, lawful, and founded on utility. From this source spring greatness of mind and contempt of worldly advantages and troubles. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781440053252

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Book Description Forgotten Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 382 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 6.0in. x 1.1in.Hulc veri videndi cuplditati adjuncta est appetitlo quas dam principatus, ut nemini parere animus bene a natura informatus velit, nisi praecipienti, aut docenti, aut utilitatis causa juste et legitime lmpe ranti : ex quo animi magnitudo existit, et humanarum rerum contemtio. CICEBO, na Osrlcus, Lib. L5 13. Before all other things, man ls distinguished by his pursuit and lnvestiga. . lion of raU1 n. And hence, when free from needful business and cares, we delight to see, to hear, and to communicate, and consider a knowledge of many admirable and abstruse things necessary to the good conduct and happiness of our lives : whence it is clear that whatsoever is TRUE, simple, and direct, the same is most congenial to our nature as men. Closely allied with this eamest longing to see and know the truth, is a kind of dignified and princely sentiment which forbids a mind, naturally well constituted, to submit its faculties to any but those who announce it in precept or in doc. trine, or to yield obedience to any orders but such as are at once just, lawful, and founded on utility. From this source spring greatness of mind and contempt of worldly advantages and troubles. (Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and dont occur in the book. )About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology. Forgotten Books Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text. Read books online for free at www. forgottenbooks. org This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781440053252

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