Conscience, with Preludes on Current Events

Conscience, with Preludes on Current Events

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...the idea of a Someone behind the Somewhat. Someone loves; Someone may fight intelligently for righteousness, but Somewhat never does or can love. The Eternal Somewhat who loves righteousness! Self-contradiction pervades the most characteristic phrases of Arnold. He constantly introduces the Prof. W. Stanley Jevons, of University College, London: "The Principles of Science: a Treatise on Logic aud Scientific Method," pp. 469,470. London, 1874, idea of Someone in his citations of Biblical language and in his own sometimes very happy phrases. They are happy chiefly because they conceal and effectively use under the cloak of rhetoric the very ideas he opposes. The Someone he will not name explicitly; but he constantly uses the idea of Someone implicitly. He asserts the existence of a Somewhat; but he will not admit the existence of a Someone except surreptitiously, using the idea, though not confessing its existence. Assuredly, if we are to follow Mill in this examination of the eye, with which I opened our discussion, we must suppose that the idea of the honeycomb exists before the honeycomb, as the idea of the eye goes before the eye. The idea must exist somewhere before the plan of these structures existed. Somewhere there must have been an adequate cause of the adaptation of part to part in the honeycomb. Almost imperceptible creatures in the sea build in the Indian Ocean a goblet. It is called Neptune's cup. Sometimes it has a height of six feet and a breadth of three. It is erected solely by myriads of polypi--fragile animals shrunk within their holes and only half issuing, in order to plunge their microscopically small arms into the waves. One of these creatures, struggling to keep its position on some reef, made, perhaps, by the...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236599101
  • 9781236599100