Illustrations of universal progress: a series of discussions (Google eBook)

Front Cover
D. Appleton, 1865 - Philosophy - 451 pages
0 Reviews
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 71 - The Society for the Liberation of Religion from State Patronage and Control " we shall presently have a separate organization here also.
Page 107 - But little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
Page 30 - ... of races ; it is seen in the evolution of Society in respect alike of its political, its religious, and its economical organization ; and it is seen in the evolution of all those endless concrete and abstract products of human activity which constitute the environment of our daily life. From the remotest past which Science can fathom, up to the novelties of yesterday, that in which progress essentially consists, is the transformation of the homogeneous into the heterogeneous.
Page xiv - ... there is so much in this extraordinary volume to stimulate reflection and excite to inquiry, and provoke to earnest Investigation, perhaps (to this or that reader) on a track hitherto untrodden, and across the virgin soil of unfilled fields, fresh woods and pastures new, that we may fairly defy the most hostile spirit, the most mistrustful and least sympathetic, to read it through without being glad of having done so, or having begun it. or even glanced at almost any one of its pages, to pass...
Page xiv - ... most hostile spirit, the most mistrustful and least sympathetic, to read it through without being glad of having done so, or having begun it, or even glanced at almost any one of its pages, to pass it away unread." New Monthly Magazine (London).
Page 389 - Art goes yet further, imitating that rational and most excellent work of nature, man ; for by art is created that great leviathan, called a Commonwealth, or State, (in Latin Ciutas) which is but an artificial man...
Page 275 - Laplace shows, by reasoning too detailed to be here repeated, that under the circumstances such a relation of movements would be likely to establish itself. Among Jupiter's satellites, which severally display these same synchronous movements, there also exists a still more remarkable relation. " If the mean angular velocity of the first satellite be added to twice that of the third, the sum will be equal to three times that of the second ;" and " from this it results that the situations of any two...
Page 2 - Social progress is supposed to consist in the produce of a greater quantity and variety of the articles required for satisfying men's wants; in the increasing security of person and property; in widening freedom of action : whereas, rightly understood, social progress consists in those changes of structure in the social organism which have entailed these consequences.
Page 298 - ... unable to conceive how such a complex organism gradually arises out of a minute structureless germ. That our harmonious universe once existed potentially as formless diffused matter, and has slowly grown into its present organized state, is a far more astonishing fact than would have been its formation after the artificial method vulgarly supposed.
Page xx - Whether it be in the development of the Earth, in the development of Life upon its surface, in the development of Society, of Government, of Manufactures, of Commerce, of Language, Literature, Science, Art, this same evolution of the simple into the complex, through successive differentiations, holds throughout.

Bibliographic information