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System of Nature, vol 1

The Laws of the Moral and Physical World

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Published: 1770
Language: English
Wordcount: 121,229 / 362 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.7
LoC Category: Q
Downloads: 1,852
mnybks.net#: 2161
Genres: Science, Non-fiction
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flowing consecutively shall open to the world a new aera, by rendering general the belief that happiness, the true end of man's existence, can never be attained but BY PROMOTING THAT OF HIS FELLOW CREATURE.

In short, man should learn to know, that happiness is simply an emanative quality formed by reflection; that each individual ought to be the sun of his own system, continually shedding around him his genial rays; that these, re-acting, will keep his own existence constantly supplied with the requisite heat to enable him to put forth kindly fruit._


MIRABAUD'S

SYSTEM OF NATURE

Translated from the Original,

BY SAMUEL WILKINSON.


PART I.

LAWS OF NATURE--OF MAN--THE FACULTIES OF THE SOUL--DOCTRINE OF IMMORTALITY--ON HAPPINESS.


CHAP. I.

Nature and her Laws.

Man has always deceived himself when he abandoned experience to follow imaginary systems.--He is the work of nature.--He exists in Nature.--He is submitted to the laws of Nature.--He

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