The Grammar of Science Volume N . 20

The Grammar of Science Volume N . 20

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...he admit that science is a conceptual description and classification of our perceptions, a theory of symbols which economizes thought. It is not a final explanation of anything. It is not a plan which lies in phenomena themselves. I Science may be described as a classified index to the successive pages of sense-impression, but it in nowise.accounts for the peculiar structure of that strange.book of life.1 1 The extremely complex results which flow from the simple basis of the planetary theory have often been taken as an evidence of " design" in the universe. The universe has been with much confusion spoken of as the conception of an infinite mind. But the conceptual basis of the planetary theory lies in geometrical notions, no ultimate evidence of which can be discovered in the perceptual world. Thus, while the Of the three types of motion just introduced to the notice of the reader, the first, or point-motion, is that which for our present purposes is most important. The remainder of the present chapter will therefore be devoted to its discussion. The reader will, I trust, pardon its somewhat technical character, for without this investigation of point-motion it would be impossible to analyze the fundamental notions of Matter and Force, or to rightly interpret the Laws of Motion. 7.--Point-Motion. Relative Character of Position and Motion. Motion has been looked upon as change of position, but if we try to represent the position of a point we must do so with regard to something else. If space be a mode of distinguishing things, we must have at least two things to distinguish before we can talk about position in space. Position of a point is therefore relative, relative to something else, which for our present purposes we will...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
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  • English
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  • 1236557972
  • 9781236557971