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Reflex Action and Theism

Address delivered to the Unitarian Ministers' Institute at Princeton, Mass., 1881, and printed in...

The Sentiment of Rationality

This essay as far as page 75 consists of extracts from an article printed in Mind for July, 1879....

Is Life Worth Living

An Address to the Harvard Young Men’s Christian Association. Published in the International Journ...

The Will to Believe

An Address to the Philosophical Clubs of Yale and Brown Universities. Published in the New World,...

Lectures VI And VII. The Sick Soul.

At our last meeting, we considered the healthy-minded temperament, the temperament which has a co...

Lectures IV and V. The Religion Of Healthy-Mindedness.

If we were to ask the question: “What is human life's chief concern?” one of the answers we shoul...

Lecture III. The Reality Of The Unseen.

Were one asked to characterize the life of religion in the broadest and most general terms possib...

Lecture II. Circumscription of the Topic.

Most books on the philosophy of religion try to begin with a precise definition of what its essen...

Conclusion

And so we bring to an end what we had to say in praise of culture, and in evidence of its special...

Chapter VI: Our Liberal Practitioners

But an unpretending writer, without a philosophy based on inter-dependent, subordinate, and coher...

Chapter V: Porro Unum est Necessarium

The matter here opened is so large, and the trains of thought to which it gives rise are so manif...

Chapter IV: Hebraism and Hellenism

This fundamental ground is our preference of doing to thinking. Now this preference is a main ele...

Chapter III: Barbarians, Philistines, Populace

From a man without a philosophy no one can expect philosophical completeness. Therefore I may obs...

Chapter II: Doing As One Likes

I have been trying to show that culture is, or ought to be, the study and pursuit of perfection; ...

Chapter I: Sweetness and Light

The disparagers of culture make its motive curiosity; sometimes, indeed, they make its motive mer...

Introduction

In one of his speeches a short time ago, that fine speaker and famous Liberal, Mr. Bright, took o...

III

We generally know when we wish to ask a question and when we wish to pronounce a judgment, for th...

I

Few persons care to study logic, because everybody conceives himself to be proficient enough in t...

V

If the settlement of opinion is the sole object of inquiry, and if belief is of the nature of a h...

IV

The irritation of doubt causes a struggle to attain a state of belief. I shall term this struggle...