The North American Review Volume 192

The North American Review Volume 192

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...to some wish, some use, some habit. Every opinion tends to identify itself with truth. The Will-to-Believe, the purposive making of truth, are unceasingly at work. This is the reason why we have no use for the kind of Pragmatism which teaches the testing of truth by its utility, the identification of truth with opinion, which preaches this universal and ineradicable vice of all thinking on a self-assertive virtue. VERNON LEE. THE first forms of socialism in the nineteenth century were the ofispring of two great revolutions that occurred in the eighteenth. That of Robert Owen came from the industrial revolution in England that followed the inventions of Watt, Crompton, Hargreaves and Arkwright revolutionizing the manufacture of textile fabrics. That of St.-Simon was the result of the revolution in the world of thought that occurred mainly in France through the influence of Montesquieii, Voltaire, Rousseau and the Encyclopaedists. Neither of these was revolutionary in the ordinary sense; both were non-political. The aim of Owen was to complete the industrial revolution; that of St.-Simon was little, if anything, more than to further the work begun by the French Philosophers. These types of socialism perished in the Revolution of 1848; and that which has succeeded them is both political and revolutionary. Its chief homes are no longer in England and France, but in Germany and Russia. The form that has grown to greatest numerical proportions is the German Social Democracy Wh0B9 creed is the legitimate ofispring of the democratic communism of the young 1-legelians. It assumes the role of its anarchistic prototype in the first French Revolution and seeks the overthrow of all existing order that it may establish the social democratic state....show more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 599g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236846303
  • 9781236846303