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" We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances. To this purpose the philosophers say that nature does nothing in vain, and more is in vain when less will serve; for nature is pleased... "
Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for ... - Seite 267
1908
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New Elements of Geometry

Seba Smith - 1850 - 200 Seiten
...more widely and deeply into the works of nature than any other philosopher has hitherto done, remarks that " Nature is pleased with simplicity, and affects not the pomp of superfluous causes." SECTION IV. COMMENSURABLE AND INCOMMENSURABLE QUANTITIES. STRICTLY speaking, there are no quantities...
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Elements of the economy of nature; or, The principles of physics, chemistry ...

John Gibson MacVicar - 1856
...in vain; " and more is in vain (says Newton, when laying down the rule) when less will serve ; for nature is pleased with simplicity, and affects not the pomp of superfluous causes." And, again, more specially in another place, thi.s greatest of physicists puts the interesting query,...
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Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, Band 11

1891
...conjecture that Nature always works in the simplest possible manner. It is true that Newton said '' Nature is pleased with simplicity, and affects not the pomp of superfluous causes. "f But for all that, the seduction of simplicity has led many a philosopher off the right track ; and...
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Criticism on the Theological Idea of Deity: Contrasting the Views ...

M. B. Craven - 1871 - 317 Seiten
...natural things, than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearance ;" on the ground that Nature is pleased with simplicity, and affects not the pomp of superfluous causes, (Principia, vol. 2, b. 3). And Dr. McCosh — Professor of Logic and Metaphysics, Queens College, Belfast,...
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PROBLEMS OF LIFE AND MIND.

GEORGE HENRY LEWES - 1874
...the philosophers say that Nature does nothing in vain, and more is vain when less will serve ; for Nature is pleased with simplicity, and affects not the pomp of superfluous causes." Now who shall say that Nature doing nothing in vain is a " true cause/' or that Nature's " pleasure...
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The method of science and its application to metaphysics. The rules of ...

George Henry Lewes - 1874
...the philosophers say that Nature does nothing in vain, and more is vain when less will serve ; for Nature is pleased with simplicity, and affects not the pomp of superfluous causes." Now who shall say that Nature doing nothing in vain is a 'true cause,' or that Nature's 'pleasure'...
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The Principles of Science: A Treatise on Logic and Scientific Method, Bände 1-2

William Stanley Jevons - 1874 - 480 Seiten
...Middle Ages' (1866), p. 209. m ' Principle,' bk. III. ad initiwm. vain, when less will serve ; for Nature is pleased with simplicity, and affects not the pomp of superfluous causes." KeiLl, again, lays downn as an axiom that ' The causes of natural things are such, as are the most...
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Metaphysics

Samuel Spahr Laws - 1879 - 417 Seiten
...the philosophers say that nature docs nothing in vain, and more is in vain when less will serve; for nature is pleased with simplicity, and affects not the pomp of superfluous causes.— (Newton's Principia, p. 476.) In the fourteenth century, an English Schoolman, 'Occam, had used this...
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Public Lectures Delivered in the Chapel ...

University of Missouri - 1879
...the philosophers say that nature does nothing in vain, and more is in vain when less will serve; for nature is pleased with simplicity, and affects not the pomp of superfluous causes. — (Newton's Principia, p. 476.) . In the fourteenth century, an English Schoolman, Occam, had used...
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Public Lectures Delivered in the Chapel of the University of the ..., Band 1

University of Missouri - 1879 - 504 Seiten
...the philosophers say that nature does nothing in vain, and more is in vam when less will serve; tor nature is pleased with simplicity, and affects not the pomp of superfluous causes.— <Newton's Pr1ncipia, p. 476.) In the fourteenth century, an English Schoolman, Occam, had used this...
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