Higher Speculations

This book argues that these questions have a history and that knowledge of the historical development of 'higher speculations' may inform and qualify the current debate on the nature and limits of scientific explanation.

Higher Speculations

Author: Helge Kragh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191003344

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Throughout history, people have tried to construct 'theories of everything': highly ambitious attempts to understand nature in its totality. This account presents these theories in their historical contexts, from little-known hypotheses from the past to modern developments such as the theory of superstrings, the anthropic principle, and ideas of many universes, and uses them to problematize the limits of scientific knowledge. Do claims to theories of everything belong to science at all? Which are the epistemic standards on which an alleged scientific theory of the universe - or the multiverse - is to be judged? Such questions are currently being discussed by physicists and cosmologists, but rarely within a historical perspective. This book argues that these questions have a history and that knowledge of the historical development of 'higher speculations' may inform and qualify the current debate on the nature and limits of scientific explanation.

Speculations Literary and Philosophic

... sui generis , but because his philosophy was of a nature to express and
incarnate itself in political speculation . ... those higher speculations which , under
his management , could not have been less than permanently profitable to the
world .

Speculations Literary and Philosophic

Author: Thomas De Quincey

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Page: 303

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The Health Exhibition Literature

It , then , appears to us that there is no single nation to whom Higher Education is
more indispensable than ours . French ... knowledge in order to live well , i . e . to
develop and elevate the mind and character , is taught by higher speculations .

The Health Exhibition Literature

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University education

It , then , appears to us that there is no single nation to whom Higher Education is
more indispensable than ours . French ... knowledge in order to live well , i . e . to
develop and elevate the mind and character , is taught by higher speculations .

University education

Author: Richard Cowper

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Conference on education

It , then , appears to us that there is no single nation to whom Higher Education is
more indispensable than ours . French ... knowledge in order to live well , i.e. to
develop and elevate the mind and character , is taught by higher speculations .

Conference on education

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The Book of Wisdom

... apathetic indifference which is the ence cannot be penetrated ; all we cen do is
to study highest condition of humanity . ... it possessed thus denying the certainty
of all higher speculations at least one element which was of vital importance . it ...

The Book of Wisdom

Author: William John Deane

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Page: 224

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The Southern literary messenger

... connection with higher speculations and sounder with the energy , industry
and genius of and larger views of the great ... politics — in relibut over the greater
part of Europe and gion - in science and in literature , tothe free States of America
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Autobiography Diary and Correspondence

... the origin of those conceptions which take hold of the Infinite and the Eternal .
But in its lower sphere of action it usually was a great benefit to those who
became interested in it . It placed our higher speculations on a 48
AUTOBIOGRAPHY .

Autobiography  Diary and Correspondence

Author: James Freeman Clarke

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Page: 430

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Manual of Moral Philosophy for the use of schools To which is prefixed a preliminary essay on the relations of natural and revealed religion By J E Riddle

... be impossible to avoid recognising and providing for the religious duties and
observances involved , even if there were higher and ulterior motive . ...
eventually lead to those higher speculations that form the materials of a natural
theology .

Manual of Moral Philosophy for the use of schools      To which is prefixed a preliminary essay on the relations of natural and revealed religion  By J  E  Riddle

Author: Edward Rupert Humphreys

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Discussions on philosophy and literature education and university reform chiefly from the Edinburgh Review corrected vindicated enlarged in notes and appendices

But mathematics are not the only study which cultivates the attention ; neither is
the kind and degree of attention which they tend to induce , the kind and degree
of attention which our other and higher speculations require and exercise .

Discussions on philosophy and literature  education and university reform  chiefly from the Edinburgh Review  corrected  vindicated  enlarged  in notes and appendices

Author: Sir William Hamilton

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Page: 846

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Essays on Philosophical Writers and Other Men of Letters Sir William Hamilton Sir James Mackintosh Kant in his miscellaneous essays Herder John Paul Frederick Richter Analects from Fichter Lessing v 2 Richard Bentley Dr Parr

... sui generis , but because his philosophy was of a nature to express and
incarnate itself in political speculation . ... a chair of philosophy would have
widened the sphere of those higher speculations which , under his man .
agement , could ...

Essays on Philosophical Writers and Other Men of Letters  Sir William Hamilton  Sir James Mackintosh  Kant in his miscellaneous essays  Herder  John Paul Frederick Richter  Analects from Fichter  Lessing  v  2  Richard Bentley  Dr  Parr

Author: Thomas De Quincey

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