Physical and Metaphysical Inquiries: Being an Essay to Inculcate the Rational System of Deism (Classic Reprint)

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The fyfiem of nature, we mufi both invefligate the different parts feparately and unite them together, before we can view it as a great whole. We mull: rife from particulars to generals, and from a col lection of all the facts draw general refults. It was by tracing the power of attraétion in every particle of matter, and examining the laws of falling bo dies, that Newton was enabled to infer the gravita tion of the planets and the laws of their motion. In like manner we can only determine whether mind be or be not a feparate exiflence, by examin ing whether its action and character correfpond with the action and character of matter. From this confideration it is evident that phyfics mufl.

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