The Open Court Volume N . 17

The Open Court Volume N . 17

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... the art of ennobling noble men. The personality of Pericles is here represented at its best. We have before us the uncrowned king, the democratic monarch, the ruler who sways the destinies of a free people. The power of Pericles was not based upon the swords of a body guard, but upon the superiority of his wisdom, his amiable universality, his discretion, his oratorial talent, which, however, he displayed only on rare and important occasions, and last but not least, the deserved credit of his disinterested honesty. NAPOLEON ON THE BRIDGE OF ARCOLE. After the oil painting of Baron Gros. Frontitfiiece to The Op Court. A MONTHLY MAGAZINE Devoted to the Science of Religion, the Religion of Science, and the Extension of the Religious Parliament Idea. VOL. XVII. (no. 7.) JULY, 1903. NO. 566 Copyright by The Open Court Publishing Co., 1003. M. PERES'S PROOF OF THE NON-EXISTENCE OF NAPOLEON. EDITORIAL INTRODUCTION. ONE of the best satires ever written in the literature of the world is Jean Baptiste P6res's Grand Erratum which appeared in 1827. Its shafts are aimed at a book of M. Dupuis, a scholar of great erudition, who believed that all religions, and the story of Jesus of Nazareth as well, could be explained as solar myths.1 The leading idea of M. Peres's pamphlet is perhaps not original with him. In the year 1819 Archbishop Whately had published anonymously a similar satire under the title Historic Doubts Relative to Napoleon Bonaparte, directed against the logic of David Hume's scepticism, and it is not impossible that M. Peres heard of this pamphlet and that thereby the main argument of his plan was suggested to him. It is, however, highly improbable that he ever saw or read Whately's elaborate expositions, else he would undoubtedly have made more

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  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 540g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236583841
  • 9781236583840