The Nineteenth Century, Vol. 16

The Nineteenth Century, Vol. 16 : July-December, 1884 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Nineteenth Century, Vol. 16: July-December, 1884 Not only does he, as in the last sentence, negatively misdescribe 2 the character of this Energy, but be positively misdescribes it. He says It remains always Energy, Force: nothing anthropomorphic; such as electricity, or anything else that we might conceive as the ultimate basis of all the physical forces.' Now, on page 9 of the essay Mr. Harrison criticises, there occurs the sentence The final outcome of that speculation commenced by the primitive man, is that the Power manifested throughout the Universe distinguished as material, is the same power which in ourselves wells up under the form of consciousness and on page 10 it is said that this necessity we are under, to think of the external energy in terms of the internal energy, gives rather a spiritualistic than a materialistic aspect to the Universe.' Does he really think that the meaning of these sentences is conveyed by com paring the ultimate energy to electricity And does he think this in face of the statement on p. 11 that phenomenal manifestations of this ultimate energy can in no wise show us what it is Surely that which is described as the substratum at once of material and mental existence, bears towards us and towards the Universe, a relation utterly unlike that which electricity bears to the other physical forces. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 1080 pages
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