Constitution, Address, and List of Members

Constitution, Address, and List of Members

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: find criteria by which the accuracy of the judgment dm be tested, and the grounds of our certainty in it be either discovered and shown sufficient, or else shown to be sufficient while yet undiscovered. The ultimate ends of common sense, of philosophy, and of science are the same. They may be summed up in one, --it is the reading of God's thought. The order of the universe is rational, intelligible. The conwiction of this primal truth springs up upon occasion for its use in every human mind. No mind capable of scientific labor ever doubts that all phenomena are subject to law, that is, that all phenomena succeed each other in an order which can be understood and expressed in the formulae of human speech. To discover this order, to comprehend it, to express it in words and teach others to see it, this is the labor and the play, the work.and the wages of the human intellect. And by no means the least difficult part of the problems of Social Science belongs to the department of education. Education in the narrower sense in which it is usually spoken of, belongs to the mind of man; it is the training of the power of observation, memory, imagination, reason, sentiment, affections and will, and as these are not directly manifested in space and time, to which alone measurement directly applies, it is difficult to devise any modes of measuring, however roughly, the effects of different systems of education. Then in this department, as in all fhe higher departments, the difficulty arising from the complication of causes affecting one effect, and the multiplicity of observations requisite on this account, is very embarrassing. After illustrating this latter point by several striking examples, drawn from his own observation, Dr. Hill went on to more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236659224