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Pseudo-Philosophy at the End of the Nineteenth Century (Volume 1); Vol. 1. an Irrationalist Trio Kidd - Drummond - Balfour (Paperback) Loot Price: R386 Discovery Miles 3 860
Pseudo-Philosophy at the End of the Nineteenth Century (Volume 1); Vol. 1. an Irrationalist Trio Kidd - Drummond - Balfour...
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Pseudo-Philosophy at the End of the Nineteenth Century (Volume 1); Vol. 1. an Irrationalist Trio Kidd - Drummond - Balfour (Paperback)

Ernest Newman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1897 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. This preliminary dissertation on Mr. Balfour's methods of seeking truth will prepare us for a very similar spectacle when we come to discuss The Foundations of Belief. We shall expect to meet with the same urging of trivial objections against the theory Mr. Balfour does not like, the same wilful blindness to the good points of the theory, the same ingenious insistence upon the good side only of Christianity, and the same clinching of a feeble argument with a piece of still more feeble rhetoric. All these things we have in profusion in The Foundations of Belief. Defining naturalism as the belief that we may know phenomena and the laws by which they are connected, but nothing more, he purposes first to examine "certain of its consequences in various departments of human thought and emotion ." One recognises at once the note of the address on ', The Religion of Humanity." Mr. Balfour is not exactly going to prove to us that naturalism is wrong and supernaturalism is right. He is going to tell us that if we follow our reason wherever it leads us, and believe in naturalism because we honestly think it to be a true explanation of things, certain "consequences" must inevitably follow. The theme is very simple, and candour compels us to say at once that it might be maintained, by a competent and sincere reasoner, in a far more convincing way than Mr. Balfour has been able to maintain it. Critics who have praised the brilliant logical quality of the book, have apparently been blinded by its tenuous rhetoric to the real hollowness of its argument. For Mr. Balfour, in the chapters in which he attempts to show the dreadful consequences of naturalism, gives no shadow of a reason for holding its assertions to be untrue--gives, indeed, a good many reasons for h...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Ernest Newman
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 92
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-12613-9
Barcode: 9781151126139
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LSN: 1-151-12613-6

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