History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volumen2

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Harper & brothers, 1918
 

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Página 242 - He was permitted to dine, with the family; but he was expected to content himself with the plainest fare. He might fill himself with the corned beef and the carrots : but, as soon as the tarts and cheesecakes made their appearance, he quitted his seat, and stood aloof till he was summoned to return thanks for the repast, from a great part of which he had been excluded...
Página 270 - To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction: or, the mutual actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal and directed to contrary pans.
Página 242 - The university of Oxford, on the very day on which Russell was put to death, adopted by a solemn public act these strange doctrines, and ordered the political works of Buchanan, Milton, and Baxter to be publicly burned in the court of the Schools.
Página 258 - Which he encumbers the earth is a serious inconvenience ; and the separation of the sun from the planets, with which he has so many affections in common, is likewise a harsh step: and the introduction of so many immovable bodies into nature, as when he makes the sun and...
Página 36 - ... presided over by a rector. In Cordova, Granada, and other great cities, there were universities frequently under the superintendence of Jews ; the Mohammedan maxim being that the real learning of a man is of more public importance than any particular religious opinions he may entertain.
Página 55 - The revenues thus abstracted were not unfrequently many times greater than those passing into the treasury of the local power. Thus, on the occasion of Innocent IV. demanding provision to be made for three hundred additional Italian clergy by the Church of England, and that one of his nephews, a mere boy, should have a stall in Lincoln Cathedral...
Página 255 - I began to meditate concerning the motion of the earth ; and though it appeared an absurd opinion, yet, since I knew that in previous times others had been allowed the privilege of feigning what circles they chose, in order to explain the phenomena, I conceived that I also might take the liberty of trying whether, on the supposition of the earth's motion, it was possible to find better explanations than the ancient ones of the revolutions of the celestial orbs.
Página 270 - The change of motion is proportional to the motive force impressed and is made in the direction of the straight line in which that force is impressed.
Página 241 - London and Londoners he felt an aversion which more than once produced important political effects. His wife and daughter were in tastes and acquirements below a housekeeper or a stillroom maid of the present day. They stitched and spun, brewed gooseberry wine, cured marigolds, and made the crust for the venison pasty.
Página 50 - I said to myself," he proceeds, " my aim is simply to know the truth of things. consequently it is indispensable for me to ascertain what is knowledge. Now, it was evident for me that certain knowledge must be that which explains the object to be known in such a manner that no doubt can remain, so that in future all error and conjecture respecting it must be impossible.

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