Transactions of the Academy of Science of St. Louis, Volume 13

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The Academy, 1903 - Science
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"Celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the first meeting," in v. 16.
 

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Page 188 - The following proposition seems to me in a high degree probable — namely, that any animal whatever, endowed with well-marked social instincts, the parental and filial affections being here included, would inevitably acquire a moral sense or conscience, as soon as its intellectual powers had become as well, or nearly as well developed, as in man.
Page xx - Treasurer, who shall be elected by ballot at a regular annual meeting, and shall hold their offices for one year, or until their successors be chosen. Duties of Officers. • Sec. 5. The duties of the President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, and Treasurer, shall be the same as those usually devolving upon such officers.
Page 184 - Thus there is no escape from the admission that in calling good the conduct which subserves life, and bad the conduct which hinders or destroys it, and in so implying that life is a blessing and not a curse, we are inevitably asserting that conduct is good or bad according as its total effects are pleasurable or painful.
Page xxiv - It shall be the duty of the Corresponding Secretary to conduct the correspondence of the Society, to...
Page 169 - And thus a Utilitarian may reasonably desire, on Utilitarian principles, that some of his conclusions should be rejected by mankind generally; or even that the vulgar should keep aloof from his system as a whole, in so far as the inevitable indefiniteness and complexity of its calculations render it likely to lead to bad results in their hands, (pp.
Page 192 - God is too rapid an explanation; the unity thus reached cannot be the true unity, since it negates, instead of explaining, the facts in question. Such an unethical unification might conceivably be a sufficient Interpretation of Nature, and of man in so far as he is a natural being, and even In so far as he is an intellectual being; It is not a sufficient interpretation of man as man, or in his moral being. The reality of the moral life is bound up with the reality of human freedom, and the reality...
Page xxiv - He shall be exempt from the payment of the annual dues. Before entering upon his duties, the Treasurer shall give bond in such sum as may be required by the Council...
Page xxvi - Resident active members shall pay an initiation fee of five dollars, and annual dues of six dollars, payable at the beginning of each year. Non-resident active members shall pay an initiation fee of five dollars and annual dues of onehalf the dues for resident active members, payable at the beginning of each year. XVI. HONORARY MEMBERS AND PATRONS. Honorary Members and Patrons shall be recommended by the Council, and elected by the unanimous vote of the members present at any regular meeting. XVII....
Page 192 - So far is the consciousness of freedom from being a ground for assuming an arbitrary or undetermined power of volition, that it is exactly what would be expected to accompany the process of determination when the object concerned was a conscious mind. Pull a body to the right with a force of twelve pounds, and to the left with a force of eight ; it moves to the right. Imagine that body a mind aware of the forces which act upon it ; it will move in the direction of that which, for whatever reason,...
Page xxi - Council shall be to consider all plans conducive to the welfare of the Academy ; to audit all bills and order payment of such as they may approve ; to consider all applications for membership ; and to administer the business of the Academy, subject to the Constitution and By-Laws and to such instructions as may be given by the Academy. ARTICLE VI. MEETINGS. SECTION 1. The meetings of the Academy shall be held at such times and places as the By-Laws may direct. ARTICLE VII. AMENDMENTS. SECTION 1....

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