1 edition of Illustrations of universal progress found in the catalog.
|Statement||D. Appleton and company|
|Publishers||D. Appleton and company|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 72 p. :|
|Number of Pages||79|
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Though he may succeed in resolving all properties of objects into manifestations of force, he is not thereby enabled to realize what force is; but finds, on the contrary, that the more he thinks about it, the more he is baffled. This remaining portion Illustrations of universal progress paid by them to the people in return for their labour, which is partly expended in the production of a further supply of necessaries, and partly in the production of luxuries.
And at the same time there is developed a highly complex aggregation of customs, manners, and temporary fashions, enforced by society at large, and serving to control those minor transactions between man and man which are not regulated by civil and religious law.
The lowest form of language is the exclamation, by which an entire idea is vaguely conveyed through a single sound; as among the lower animals. The Continuity of Motion; VIII. In proof of the first of these positions, we may cite the fact that, in the relative development of the limbs the civilized man departs more widely from the general type of the placental mammalia than do the lower human races. Thus the multiplication of effects is obvious.
Is there not a class which clings to the old in all things; and another class so in love with progress as often to mistake novelty for improvement? Spencer is the foremost mind of the only philosophical school in England which has arrived at a consistent scheme. While the condensation and the rate of rotation are progressively increasing, the approach of the atoms necessarily generates a progressively increasing temperature. We should think it very foolish sort of benevolence which led a surgeon to let his patient's disease progress to a fatal issue, rather than inflict pain by an operation.
Sometimes it comprehends little more than simple growth-as of a nation in the number of its members and the extent of territory over which it has spread.
Even the prodigal, after severe hardships has branded his memory with the unbending conditions of social life to which he must submit, may properly have another trial afforded him.
Inked ownership inside front cover, dated 1879.