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An Introduction to the Philosophy of History by W. H. Walsh

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47 McGuire and Tamny, 1983, p. 393. “A man has been deprived of his feelings. ” 48 Digby, 1669, p. 305. Newton’s remark concerning the man deprived of feelings does not explicitly occur in Digby’s section on touch. , p. 347. Digby parted company with Descartes in respect to what it is that conveys the motions set up in the sense organs to the brain, preferring the “more common way; and make the spirits to be the porters of all news to the brain: only adding thereto, that these news, which they carry hither, are material participations of the bodies, that work upon the outward organs of the senses, and, passing through them, mingle themselves with the spirits, and so go whether they carry them” (p.

P. 241. p. 151. 47 McGuire and Tamny, 1983, p. 393. “A man has been deprived of his feelings. ” 48 Digby, 1669, p. 305. Newton’s remark concerning the man deprived of feelings does not explicitly occur in Digby’s section on touch. , p. 347. Digby parted company with Descartes in respect to what it is that conveys the motions set up in the sense organs to the brain, preferring the “more common way; and make the spirits to be the porters of all news to the brain: only adding thereto, that these news, which they carry hither, are material participations of the bodies, that work upon the outward organs of the senses, and, passing through them, mingle themselves with the spirits, and so go whether they carry them” (p.

17 He continued with Johannes Magirus’ Physiologiae peripateticae, a widely used compendium of scholastic material on causality, physics, and cosmology. 18 he notes continue with Aristotelian ethics, also drawn from the Opera Omnia, and then the ethics of Eustachius of St. Paul. Newton’s most extensive notes were on Daniel Stahl’s Axiomata philosophica (1645), which is concerned exclusively with core Aristotelian topics such as act and potency, the typology of causes, agents, and patients, and so on.

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