Inter-America Volume N . 3

Inter-America Volume N . 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...that the country which "has produced a Francis Bacon, a Thomas Hobbes, a Locke, a Berkeley, a David Hume, a Newton, a Darwin, a Crookes, a Ramsay, may well give us a great religious philosopher, a great religious philosophy, or, if you prefer, a philosophical religion, in accord with science, in accord with reason, in accord with the modern soul;..". "and that there is to be noted in ideas that something of tremulous phosphorescence which precedes combustion and the radiant flame of new ideals."--The Editor. This phrase is somewhat like the one attributed to Laplace. When Napoleon seemed surprised that Laplace, in his Mecbanique celeste, had not attributed any part to God, the astronomer replied: "Sire, I have had no need for this hypothesis." In France and England, before the present conflict, almost no one needed "this hypothesis," and the question of God was "not timely." In France, science continued to be materialistic, and, although Monsieur Bergson gathered in his classes the choicest of the Parisian snobs? who did not understand him altogether, but who petted and admired him, his teachings did not penetrate beyond the epidermis. Bergsonism was fashionable, but the scholars and the larger part of the bourgeoisie, the politicians, the intellectuals in general, continued to be atheists. A wit said that London had "a hundred religions and one sauce, and Paris, a hundred sauces and no religion." The hundred religions of London were becoming purely virtual, attached to the letter. As to the hundred sauces of Paris, I, a modest taster of many--shall we mention among them the sauce of love?--confess that they were excellent. 'The author evidently had in mind Pierre Leroux.--the...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 467g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236833767
  • 9781236833761