But speculative knowledge breaks down or breaks off at an earlier point.
As a result it has been far easier for the American than for the European railway builder to take advantage of the speculative instinct in obtaining money.
Besides numerous contributions to the Proceedings of the Royal and the Royal Astronomical Societies, he published several books, both explanatory and speculative.
May we infer deductively that they have been attained because of the increase of speculative transactions?
His distinctive characteristics are his claim for absolute freedom in the study of church history and the New Testament; his distrust of speculative theology, whether orthodox or liberal; his interest in practical Christianity as a religious life and not a system of theology.