The Will to Doubt: An Essay in Philosophy for the General Thinker

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S. Sonnenschein & Company, lim., 1907 - Belief and doubt - 285 pages

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Page 259 - His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
Page 94 - O, wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as others see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us an' foolish notion: what airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e us, and ev'n Devotion!
Page 201 - All service ranks the same with God — With God, whose puppets, best and worst, Are we ; there is no last nor first.
Page 259 - I did not scatter; thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back mine own with interest. Take ye away therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him that hath the ten talents. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance : but from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken away. And cast ye out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness : there shall be the weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Page 274 - For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Page 246 - Perhaps nowhere is this better done thar, in the illustration which has the thrilling commendation, "inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of these my brethren, even these least, ye have done it unto me.
Page iv - Citizenship and Salvation, or Greek and Jew. A Study in the Philosophy of History.
Page 162 - ... of the general to the particular, of the whole to the part, and significantly that of the vital to the instrumental.
Page viii - ... culminating in a proof of immortality. It is difficult to estimate the value of the leading arguments (stated as they are with great ability) ; since these are relative to an unacknowledged assumption which Prof. Lloyd carries with him in his approach to the subject. " Scepticism is a world-wide, life- wide fact ; even like heat or electricity, it is a natural force or agent — unless forsooth one must exclude all the attitudes of mind from what in the fullest and deepest sense is natural ;...
Page 64 - He realises with a special vividness the utter incomprehensibleness of the simplest fact, considered in itself. He, more than any other, truly knows that in its ultimate essence nothing can be known.'2 The inevitable inference from this universal failure to think out our conceptions, whether religious or scientific, is the merely symbolic value of our so-called 'knowledge.

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