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" Every sort of energy and endurance, of courage and capacity for handling life's evils, is set free in those who have religious faith. For this reason the strenuous type of character will on the battle-field of human history always outwear the easy-going... "
The Will to Believe: And Other Essays in Popular Philosophy - Page 225
by William James - 1896 - 332 pages
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The Monist, Volume 1

Edward C. Hegeler, Hegeler Institute - Philosophy - 1891
...day. Concrete ethics cannot be final because they have to wait on metaphysics The final conclusion is that the stable and systematic moral universe for which the ethical philosopher asks is fully possible only in a world where there is a divine thinker with all-enveloping demands. If he now...
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A Study of Ethical Principles

James Seth - Ethics - 1894 - 460 pages
...face I tragedy for an infinite demander's sake. Every sort of energy and endurance, of courage and capacity for handling life's evils, is set free in...type, and religion will drive irreligion to the wall" tion. The former need not detain us long ; the latter will require more careful consideration. The...
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A Study of Ethical Principles

James Seth - Ethics - 1894 - 460 pages
...joyously faoe tragedy for an infinite demander's sake. Every sort of energy and endurance, of courage and capacity for handling life's evils, is set free in...religious faith. For this reason the strenuous type <<" character will, on the battle-field of human history, always outwear the easy-going type, and religion...
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A Study of Ethical Principles

James Seth - Ethics - 1895 - 460 pages
...joyously face tragedy for an infinite demander's sake. Every sort of energy am1 endurance, of courage and capacity for handling life's evils, is set free in...outwear the easy-going type, and religion will drive irrcligion to the wall." of Naturalism and from that of Transcendentalism, or from that of empirical...
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The Will to Believe: And Other Essays in Popular Philosophy

William James - Faith - 1896 - 332 pages
...joyously face tragedy for an infinite demander's sake. Every sort of energy and endurance, of courage and capacity for handling life's evils, is set free in...universe for which the ethical philosopher asks is fully possible only in a world where there is a divine thinker with all-enveloping demands. If such...
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The Will to Believe: And Other Essays in Popular Philosophy

William James - Philosophy - 1896 - 332 pages
...handling life's evils, is set free in those who have religious faith. For this reason the strenu- ous type of character will on the battle-field of human'...wall. It would seem, too, and this is my final conclu- .] sion, that the stable and systematic moral universe ( for which the ethical philosopher...
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The Will to Believe: And Other Essays in Popular Philosophy

William James - Philosophy - 1896 - 332 pages
...joyously face tragedy for an infinite demander's sake. Every sort of energy and endurance, of courage and capacity for handling life's evils, is set free in...those who have religious faith. For this reason the strenu-i ous type of character will on the battle-field of human history always outwear the easy-going...
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A Study of Ethical Principles

James Seth - Ethics - 1898 - 470 pages
...Every sort of energy and endurance, of courage and capacity for handling life's evils, is set free 1n those who have religious faith. For this reason the...type, and religion will drive irreligion to the wall." the result of a misinterpretation of that theory. Here, as elsewhere, the theological consequence is...
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A Study of Ethical Principles

James Seth - Ethics - 1898 - 470 pages
...joyously face tragedy for an infinite demander's sake. Every sort of energy and endurance, of courage and capacity for handling life's evils, is set free in...this reason the strenuous type of character will, oa the battle-field of human history, always outwear the easy-going type, and religion will drive irreligion...
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The will to believe: and other essays in popular philosophy

William James - Belief and doubt - 1899 - 332 pages
...joyously face tragedy for an infinite demander's sake. Every sort of energy and endurance, of courage and capacity for handling life's evils, is set free in...drive irreligion to the wall. It would seem, too, andyhis is my final conclusion, that the stable_and systematic moral universe for which the...
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