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1899 Excerpt: ...found in a high degree instructive, though
rosecolored and sometimes partisan in spirit; the second has less
value. The authors have not learned, as many others in Belgium and
elsewhere have not, that there is only one program which is
properly to be called "socialist," the program of Karl Marx;
unwilling to follow this to its logical conclusions, they have
fallen everywhere into fallacies and opportunism. w. F. B. The
Ethics of Hobbes as Contained in Selections from his Works. By E.
Hershey Sneath, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy in Yale University.
Boston, Ginn & Co., 1898--xvi, 377 pp. This little volume is
one of the series of six or more, projected by Professor Sneath and
prepared by several competent teachers of ethics, for the use of
college undergraduates. The attempt is made in each one to set
forth the salient features of some modern system of ethical
philosophy, in extracts from the writings of its chief defender;
thus sending the student to the original sources and with the
utmost economy of time and effort. It is a capital idea. And in the
case of Hobbes it seems specially, and equally, desirable that the
student should know him at first hand, and should be delivered from
the task of reading him either in the Latin or Molesworth's
edition. He ought to know Hobbes, as being a fountain-head of
several of the best and worst notions, in psychology, in ethics, in
political theory, of modern times; and he ought not to be plunged
helpless among the meanderings, the vain repetitions, the
contradictions, the dreary controversies, the outworn science, the
dull theology, the curious Biblical expositions, of the original
writings. From all that, Professor Sneath has saved him. Whoever
reads this small book attentively will have, we believe, an...
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