The Liberal State: A Speculation

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Watts, 1907 - Liberalism - 202 pages

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Page 148 - ... raise men's mental states and so increase life. Though we cannot say of the lawyer that he does the like in a direct way, yet by aiding the citizen to resist aggressions he furthers his sustentation and thereby increases life. The multitudinous processes and appliances which the man of science makes possible, as well as the innumerable intellectual interests he arouses and the general illumination he yields, increase life. The teacher, alike by information given and by discipline enforced, enables...
Page 147 - It is obvious that the medical man who removes pains, sets broken bones, cures diseases, and wards off premature death, increases the amount of life. Musical composers and performers, as well as professors of music and dancing, are agents who exalt the emotions and so increase life. The poet, epic, lyric or dramatic, along with the actor, severally in their rcspectiArc ways yield pleasurable feelings and so increase life.
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Page 148 - ... pupils more effectually to carry on this or that occupation and obtain better subsistence than they would else do, at the same time that he opens the doors to various special gratifications : in both ways increasing life. Once more, those who carry on the plastic arts — the painter, the sculptor, the architect — excite by their products pleasurable perceptions and emotions of the aesthetic class, and thus increase life.
Page 33 - ... sum, intelligible even to the meanest capacity; and that is, Do not that to another, which thou wouldest not have done to thyself...

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