Philosophy and the Social Problem

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Macmillan, 1917 - Philosophy - 272 pages

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Philosophy and The Social Problem THE purpose of this essay is to show: first, that the social problem has been the basic concern of many of the greater philosophers; second, that an approach to the ... Read full review



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Page 83 - no perfect discovery can be made upon a fiat or level, neither is it possible to discover the more remote and deeper parts of any science, if you stand but upon the level of the same science, and ascend not to a higher science.
Page 92 - I have labored carefully not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand, human actions; and to this end I have looked upon passions . . . not as vices of human nature, but as properties just as pertinent to it as are heat, cold, storm, thunder, and the like to the nature of the atmosphere.
Page 52 - Until philosophers are kings, or the kings and princes of this world have the spirit and power of philosophy, . . . cities will never cease from ill, nor the human race.
Page 80 - was the erection and institution of an Order or Society which we call Solomon's House; the noblest foundation, as we think, that ever was upon the earth, and the lantern of this kingdom. It is dedicated to the study of the
Page 72 - if a man will begin with certainties he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin in doubts he shall end in certainties.
Page 49 - delight to tear and pull at all who come near them. . . . And when they have made many conquests and received defeats at the hands of many, they violently and speedily get into a way of not believing anything that they believed before, and hence not only they, but philosophy generally,
Page 46 - quarrelling about the improvement of the child as soon as ever he is able to understand them : he cannot say or do anything without their setting forth to him that this is just and that unjust, this
Page 177 - yourselves against Zarathustra ! And better still, be ashamed of him. Perhaps he hath deceived you. The man of perception must not only be able to love his enemies, but also to hate his friends. One ill requiteth one's teacher by always remaining only his scholar. Why will ye not pluck at my wreath
Page 80 - Thus, you see, we maintain a trade not for gold, silver or jewels; nor for silk; nor for spices; nor for any other commodity or matter; but only for God's first
Page 145 - What is good? All that enhances the feeling of power, the will to power, and power itself, in man. What is bad? All that proceeds from weakness. What is happiness ? The feeling that power is increasing, that resistance is being overcome.

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