By Charles Hutton
A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionar is a distinct sourcebook for historians of arithmetic, astronomy and philosophy. it truly is Charles Hutton's so much famous paintings and extensively thought of to be the successor to John Harris's nice Lexicon Technicum, or an common English Dictionary of the humanities and Sciences (1704). initially released in volumes in 1795-6, this expansive medical encyclopedia comprises hundreds of thousands of factors of phrases and a wealth of biographical info at the significant British and ecu scientists and philosophers. one of the biographical entries, which come with certain bibliographical descriptions, are Berkeley, Huygens, Boyle, Bacon, Gassendi, Flamsteed, Hooke, Brahe, Newton, Galileo and Halley. the various medical phrases are concisely defined and illuminated through examples and illustrations.
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Is it not rational, then, to fear death because of its emotionally compelling survival value? Because of that fear, we take appropriate precautions, such as monitoring our health, buying insurance policies, and so on. To fly in the face of what is often constructive anxiety over death seems to demonstrate a lack of a robust sense of reality. We might agree that the matter of our first-person attitudes toward death often embroils us in an epistemological quagmire. A hard, transcendental posture toward our mortality seems to reveal that it is both rational and irrational to fear it.
Ayer 226 14. The Faces of Immortality Kai Nielsen 237 15. Do We Need Immortality? Grace M. Jantzen 265 16. Survival and the Idea of Another World H. H. Price 278 17. Eschatological Enquiry John Donnelly 302 Page vi 18. Traditional Christian Belief in the Resurrection of the Body Stephen T. Davis 320 19. Survival of Bodily Death: A Question of Values Raymond Martin 344 20. Mysticism and the Paradox of Survival John J. Clarke 367 Select Bibliography 383 Page vii Preface THIS SECOND EDITION of Language, Metaphysics, and Death deletes eight essays from the first edition, retains nine, and adds eleven.
Upon recovery, he reported having seen a bright and painful red light, which he interpreted as the nondivine governor of the universe, whose two ministers in charge of space and possibly those in charge of time were inept. Upon recovery, and after philosophical reflection, Ayer remained an atheist, but less inflexible in his attitude toward the possibility of some form of postmortem survival. Invoking the principle of cerebral anoxia, Ayer believes his heart stopped but his brain received sufficient oxidation, allowing the prolongation of the series of his conscious experiences.
A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary: Containing an Explanation of the Terms, and an Account of the Several Subjects, comprized under the heads ( Writings of the most Eminent Authors, etc) by Charles Hutton