Philosophical Arrangements

J. Nourse, 1775 - 485 páginas
"This book discusses different arrangements and principles of philosophy. Most of the speculations contained in this work are not the author's own, but the speculations of ancient and respectable philosophers. His employ has been no more than to exhibit what they taught, which he has endeavoured to do after the best manner he was able. The perusal of old doctrines may afford perhaps amusement if it be true (as he has observed in another place), that, what from it's antiquity is but little known, has from that very circumstance the recommendation of novelty". (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved).

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