Transcendentalism in New England

Transcendentalism in New England

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"[...]her questions, instead of obsequiously following its leading-string. It was discovered that scattered observations, made in obedience to no fixed plan, and associated with no necessary law, could not be brought into systematic form. The discovery of such a law is a necessity of reason. Reason presents herself before nature, holding in one hand the principles which alone have power to bring into order and harmony the phenomena of nature; in the other hand grasping the results of experiment conducted according to those principles. Reason demands knowledge of nature, not as a docile pupil who receives implicitly the master's word, but as a judge who constrains witnesses to reply to questions put to them by the court. To this attitude are due the happy achievements in physics; reason seeking-not fancying-in nature, by conformity with her own rules, what nature ought to teach, and what of herself she could not learn. Thus physics[...]."
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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 376g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507532490
  • 9781507532492

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