Introduction to Philosophy: An Inquiry After a Rational System of Scientific Principles in Their Relation to Ultimate Reality

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1891 - Philosophy - 426 pages
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Page 320 - Whatever power such a being may have over me, there is one thing which he shall not do : he shall not compel me to worship him. I will call no being good, who is not what I mean when I apply that epithet to my fellowcreatures ; and if such a being can sentence me to hell for not so calling him, to hell I will go.
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Page 85 - This therefore being my purpose, to inquire into the original, certainty, and extent of human knowledge, together with the grounds and degrees of belief, opinion, and assent...
Page 178 - I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief. For the dogmatism of metaphysic, that is, the presumption that it is possible to achieve anything in metaphysic without a previous criticism of pure reason, is the source of all that unbelief, which is always very dogmatical, and wars against all morality.
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Page 396 - What sort of philosophy one chooses depends, therefore, on what sort of man one is; for a philosophical system is not a dead piece of furniture that we can reject or accept as we wish; it is rather a thing animated by the soul of the person who holds it.
Page 442 - A valuable addition to the literature of Philosophy." — Scotsman. ' ' No greater service could be done to English and American students than to give them a trustworthy rendering of Kuno Fischer's brilliant expositions.

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