Divine Imagining: An Essay on the First Principles of Philosophy, Being a Continuation of the Experiment which Took Shape First in "The World as Imagination" (no. 2 of the "World as Imagination" Series)

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Macmillan and Company, limited, 1921 - 249 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة xx - That Man is the product of causes which had no prevision of the end they were achieving; that his origin, his growth, his hopes and fears, his loves and his beliefs, are but the outcome of accidental collocations of atoms; that no fire, no heroism, no intensity of thought and feeling, can preserve an individual life beyond the grave...
الصفحة xx - ... the outcome of accidental collocations of atoms; that no fire, no heroism, no intensity of thought and feeling, can preserve an individual life beyond the grave; that all the labours of the ages, all the devotion, all the inspiration, all the noonday brightness of human genius, are destined to extinction in the vast death of the solar system, and that the whole temple of Man's achievement must inevitably be buried beneath the debris of a universe in ruins — all these things, if not quite beyond...
الصفحة 242 - My answer to the problems propounded in the title of this paper is, then, briefly this: numbers are free creations of the human mind; they serve as a means of apprehending more easily and more sharply the difference of things. It is only through the purely logical process of building up the science of numbers and by thus acquiring the continuous numberdomain that we are prepared accurately to investigate our notions of space and time by bringing them into relation with this number-domain created...
الصفحة xix - A Hair perhaps divides the False and True; Yes; and a single Alif were the clue — Could you but find it — to the Treasure-house, And peradventure to THE MASTER too; LI Whose secret Presence, through Creation's veins Running Quicksilver-like eludes your pains; Taking all shapes from Mah to Mahi; and They change and perish all — but He remains...
الصفحة 106 - His part, while the one Spirit's plastic stress Sweeps through the dull dense world, compelling there All new successions to the forms they wear ; Torturing th' unwilling dross that checks its flight To its own likeness, as each mass may bear ; And bursting in its beauty and its might From trees and beasts and men into the Heaven's light.
الصفحة 177 - ... the excessive increase of anything often causes a reaction in the opposite direction ; ;•• and this is the case not only in the seasons and in vegetable and animal life, but above all in forms of government.
الصفحة 242 - If we scrutinise closely what is done in counting an aggregate or number of things, we are led to consider the ability of the mind to relate things to things, to let a thing correspond to a thing, or to represent a thing by a thing, an ability without which no thinking is possible.
الصفحة 157 - That we have no right whatever to speak of really unconscious Nature, but only of uncommunicative Nature...
الصفحة 33 - ... it be always most perfect in the greatest geniuses, and is properly what we call a genius, is however inexplicable by the utmost efforts of human understanding.
الصفحة 13 - ... the world outside the scope of physics. But in physics we are concerned not with the nature of the relation but with the number assigned to express its intensity; and this suggests a graphical representation, leading to a geometrical theory of the world of physics. What we have here called the world might perhaps have been legitimately called the aether; at least it is the universal substratum of things which the relativity theory gives us in place of the aether.

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