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Page 109 - Political economy or economics is a study of mankind in the ordinary business of life; it examines that part of individual and social action which is most closely connected with the attainment and with the use of the material requisites of well-being. Thus it is on the one side a study of wealth; and on the other, and more important side, a part of the study of man.
Page 296 - Democracy has been given a mission to the world, one of no uncertain character. I wish to show that the university is the prophet of this democracy and, as well, its priest and its philosopher; that, in other words, the university is the Messiah of the democracy, its to-be-expected deliverer.
Page 277 - In all seriousness then, and with careful weighing of my words, I register my belief that social science is the holiest sacrament open to men.
Page 275 - ... of what we have been or might have been in what we may be. From first to last religions have been men's more or less conscious attempts to give finite life its infinite rating.
Page 275 - The farther we advance in science the more we are attracted and awed by the mystery beyond our ken ; "the more do the unsatisfied longings in us yearn for larger interpretation. And this is the heart of religion.
Page 61 - Sociologists declare that the experience bounded by the reactions between men and physical nature on the one hand, and the reactions of men with one another on the other, is an interconnected experience, and that we shall have a science of it only in the proportion of our insight into the way and degree in which each item of this experience is affected by every other item of it.
Page 298 - Some universities," he accused, "are deaf to the cry of suffering humanity; some are exclusive and shut up in themselves; but the true university, the university of the future, is one the motto of which will be: Service for mankind wherever mankind is, whether within scholastic walls or without those walls and in the world at large...
Page 67 - Political economy has to do with no other subject whatever. than wealth. The economist may also be a social philosopher, a moralist, or a statesman, just as the mathematician may also be a chemist, or a mechanician; but not on that account should the subject be confounded.
Page 87 - Social science cannot be many. It must be one. The next stage of social science must be marked by a drawing together of the parallel or diverging lines of research in which it has been broken up. We must use the knowledge which we have already gained of parts or aspects or details of human experience to construct a more adequate general survey of the whole of human experience.
Page 299 - Harper saw a moral distinction between those in the first two years of college and those pursuing a "higher" calling. This higher calling was not for everyone. Harper wrote in his 1905 text, "[T]he university men who occupy high places throughout the earth; the university spirit which, with every decade, dominates the world more fully, will be doing the work of the prophet, the priest, and the philosopher of democracy, and will continue to do that work until it shall be finished, until a purified...