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Seite 5 - Whoever misses reading this book will miss reading what is, in various respects, to the best of our judgment and experience, the most remarkable book of the day — one, indeed, that no thoughtful, inquiring mind would miss reading for a good deal. Let the reader be as adverse as he may be to the writer's philosophy, let him be as devoted to the obstructive as Mr.
Seite 5 - ... let him, in short, find his prejudices shocked, at every turn of the argument, and all his prepossessions whistled down the wind — still there is so much in this extraordinary volume to stimulate reflection, and excite to inquiry, and provoke to earnest investigation, perhaps (to this or that reader) on a track hitherto untrodden, and across the virgin soil of unfilled fields, fresh woods and pastures new— that we may fairly defy the most hostile spirit, the most mistrustful and least sympathetic,...
Seite 5 - Let the reader be as adverse as he may be to the writer's philosophy, let him be as devoted to the obstructive as Mr. Buckle is to the progress party, let him be as orthodox in church creed as the other is heterodox, as dogmatic as the author is skeptical— let him, in short, find his prejudices shocked at every turn of the argument, and all his prepossessions whistled down the wind — still, there is so...
Seite v - Schwegler's History of Philosophy is found in the hands of almost every student in the philosophical department of a German University, and is highly esteemed for its clearness, conciseness, and comprehensiveness. The present translation was undertaken with the conviction that the work would not lose its interest or its value in an English dress, and with the hope that it might be of wider service in such a form to students of philosophy here.
Seite 331 - Schelling finds the following meaning, viz. : that the eternal Son of God, born of the essence of the Father of all things, is the finite itself, as it exists in the eternal intuition of God...
Seite 5 - When we enter on a more searching criticism of the two writers, it must be admitted that Merivale has as firm a grasp of his subject as Gibbon, and that his work is characterized by a greater freedom from prejudice, and a sounder philosophy.
Seite vi - Philosophy is found in the hands of almost every student in the philosophical department of a German University, and is highly esteemed for its clearness, conciseness, and comprehensiveness. The present translation was undertaken with the conviction that the work would not lose its interest or its value in an English dress, and with the hope that it might be of wider service in such a form to students of philosophy here. It was thought especially that a proper translation of this manual would supply...

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