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Shelburne Essays Volume N . 11 (Paperback) Loot Price: R258
Discovery Miles 2 580
Shelburne Essays Volume N . 11 (Paperback): Paul Elmer More
Shelburne Essays Volume N . 11 (Paperback): Paul Elmer More

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Shelburne Essays Volume N . 11 (Paperback)

Paul Elmer More

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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. 1921 Excerpt: ...meaning only to those who know the author as a friend in the literal sense of the word, passages, for those who understand, of almost sacred privacy. So, for instance, the minute account of the spectacle unfolding at sunrise to the eyes of the watcher at the author's summer home has its place and weight for all readers as an argument that, as these lovely things are far beyond "our ancestors' universe of darkness and silence," so there may be infinite ranges of perception still to be discovered 1 On the Cosmic Relations. By Henry Holt. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1914; second edition, 1919, title changed to The Cosmic Relations and Immortality. no sense of the incongruity of such a position. I do not mean to imply that there is anything singular in this procedure, unless it be in the peculiar frankness and honesty of Mr. Holt's ideas. On the contrary, however individual some of his conclusions may appear, he has been borne onward on one of the great tides of the intellect. In the exaltation and lust of conquest that came with the Victorian demonstration of evolution, men's heads were a little turned, and whatever reservations they might make in deference to the Unknowable and the outlying realms of mystery, they were really and pugnaciously convinced that here was the word of truth which should silence the riddling questions of man's soul, as certainly as the Copernican system had led to the untangling of the orbits of the planets. The comparison of Darwin or Spencer with Copernicus became in fact one of the commonplaces of the wise and the unwise. But this assurance of science was bought at a terrible price. It meant that every appearance of spontaneity in the universe must be subdued to a law of inflexible regularity, and that the soul of man ...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Paul Elmer More
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 44
ISBN-13: 978-1-232-21918-7
Barcode: 9781232219187
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-232-21918-5

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