Adventures of Ideas
The title of this book, Adventures of Ideas, bears two meanings, both applicable to the subject-matter. One meaning is the effect of certain ideas in promoting the slow drift of mankind towards civilization. This is the Adventure of Ideas in the history of mankind. The other meaning is the author's adventure in framing a speculative scheme of ideas which shall be explanatory of the historical adventure.
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LAWS OF NATURE
OBJECTS AND SUBJECTS
PAST PRESENT FUTURE
TRUTH AND BEAUTY
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