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" I perceived it to be possible to arrive at knowledge highly useful in life; and instead of the speculative philosophy usually taught in the schools, to discover a practical philosophy, by means of which, knowing the force and action of fire, water, air,... "
The History of Materialism and Criticism of Its Present Importance ... - Page 276
by Friedrich Albert Lange, Ernest Chester Thomas - 1879
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The Fortnightly Review, Volume 27

Great Britain - 1877 - 28 pages
...philosophy taught in schools we may find one more practical, by which, knowing the force and activities of fire, water, air, the stars, the heavens, and all the other bodies which surround us, as clearly as our workmen know their different trades, we may employ them in such...
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The Elements of Political Economy

Emile de Laveleye - Economics - 1884 - 288 pages
...this : " There is a practical science, by means of which, understanding the nature of force and the action of fire, water, air, the stars, the heavens, and all the bodies which surround us as clearly as we understand the various crafts of our artisans, we might in...
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The History of Materialism and Criticism of Its Present Importance: History ...

Friedrich Albert Lange - Materialism - 1892
...closely the are in the treatise De Corpore, i. i, method which is also suggested in this Opera Latins., ed. Molesworth, i. definition, we must remember that...knowing the force and action of fire, water, air, the stare, the heavens, and all the other bodies that surround us, as distinctly as we know the various...
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Metaphysics of the Supernatural as Illustrated by Descartes

Lina Kahn - 1918 - 65 pages
...set out to cultivate a philosophy which would give him "knowledge highly useful in life, and in place of the speculative philosophy usually taught in the Schools, to discover a practical philosophy by means of which, knowing the power and action of fire, water, air, the stars, the heavens,...
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Metaphysics of the Supernatural as Illustrated by Descartes

Lina Kahn - 1918 - 65 pages
...set out to cultivate a philosophy which would give him "knowledge highly useful in life, and in place of the speculative philosophy usually taught in the Schools, to discover a practical philosophy by means of which, knowing the power and action of fire, water, air, the stars, the heavens,...
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Exposť of Communist Activities in the State of Massachusetts: Based ..., Part 1

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities - Communism - 1951 - 157 pages
...ahead : "I perceived it to be possible to arrive at knowledge highly useful in life ; and In place of the speculative philosophy usually taught in the schools, to discover a practical one, by means of which, knowing the force and action of fire, water, air, the stars, the heavens, and...
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Expose of Communist Activities in the State of Masachusettes...: Hearings ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities - 1951 - 157 pages
...ahead : "I perceived it to be possible to arrive at knowledge highly useful in life ; and in place of the speculative philosophy usually taught in the schools, to discover a practical one, by means of which, knowing the force and action of fire, water, air, the stars, the heavens, and...
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Medieval Technology and Social Change

Lynn Townsend White, Lynn White (Jr.) - Biography & Autobiography - 1964 - 194 pages
...(1637)1 in which he says that 'we can have useful knowledge by which, cognizaot of the force and actions of fire, water, air, the stars, the heavens and all the other bodies which sorround us — knowing them as distinctly as we know the various erafts of the artisans —...
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The Enlightenment in France

Frederick Binkerd Artz - History - 1968 - 166 pages
...instead of the speculative philosophy which is taught in the schools we may find a practical philosophy by means of which, knowing the force and action of fire, water, air, the stars, the heavens, and all other bodies that environ us we can employ them in all those uses to which we are adopted, and thus...
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National Policy and Priorities for Science and Technology Act, 1975: Joint ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Special Subcommittee on the National Science Foundation - Research - 1976 - 498 pages
...bird." And Descartes said, "We can have useful knowledge by which, cognizant of the forces and actions of fire, water, air, the stars, the heavens, and all the other bodies that surround us, knowing them as distinctly as we know the various crafts of the artisans, we may be able to apply them...
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