The Journal of Psychological Medicine and Mental Pathology Volume 4

The Journal of Psychological Medicine and Mental Pathology Volume 4

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...grand scope of this pair of intellectual lights, is to establish the doctrine of a universal law, a self-existing, self-creating law--a train of second causes without a first, which they term " nature." Here they would stop, denying altogether a Deity or a Providence. But they must have something more than negative assertion, before they determine this vital point; they must prove the origin of this self-existing law, a problem quite as difficult to solve as the origin of a Creator. As philosophers, we must acknowledge and advocate the law on which science is altogether based; and we believe that " philosophy is not set in array against religion, when the student of nature endeavours to explain her phenomena by physical laws, for those laws the great Creator himself hath made." It is, however, by the recognition of this universal law that our male author is confident we shall " develop an universal love"--that is, to quote his own words--a state of liberty, equality, and fraternity--this felicitous consummation of Parisian glory having been hitherto thwarted by the writings of the fathers and the records of holy writ! We shall then, and not till then, penetrate the grand scheme of the universe. We shall perceive that " dirt is beauty unformed," that " evil is undeveloped good;" or, as Pope, forestalling Atkinson, has in a more devout spirit written--" All discord, harmony--not understood. All partial evil, universal (rood." In the course of this deep volume the lady is the querist; but her own substantial opinions are very neatly and ingeniously dovetailed into her interrogatories, with something like that "darling sin" of Satan, "tthe pride that apes humility." Philosophy of Mystery. It will be conjectured that the opinions arc almost entirely...
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  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 612g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236679474
  • 9781236679475