Ideas from 'Theological and other works' by Joseph Priestley [1790], by Theme Structure

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8. Modes of Existence / C. Powers and Dispositions / 1. Powers
We get the idea of power by abstracting from ropes, magnets and electric shocks
27. Natural Reality / A. Physics / 1. Matter / i. Modern matter
Attraction or repulsion are not imparted to matter, but actually constitute it