Conception Of God Josiah Royce

ISBN: 9781843716020

Published: June 15th 2003

Hardcover

408 pages


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Conception Of God  by  Josiah Royce

Conception Of God by Josiah Royce
June 15th 2003 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 408 pages | ISBN: 9781843716020 | 9.46 Mb

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free.This is an OCR edition with typos.Excerpt from book:II WORTH AND GOODNESS AS MARKS OF THE ABSOLUTE A CRITICISM OFMorePurchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free.This is an OCR edition with typos.Excerpt from book:II WORTH AND GOODNESS AS MARKS OF THE ABSOLUTE A CRITICISM OF PROFESSOR ROYCES ARGUMENT BY SIDNEY EDWARD MEZES, Ph.d.

PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS WORTH AND GOODNESS AS MARKS OF THE ABSOLUTE CRITICISM BY PROFESSOR MEZES Not unworthy of note, in the exercises of this evening, is the fact that nearly all the participants have stood to each other in the relation of teacher and pupil. Only a few years ago, the meeting of such persons in a public discussion would have been nearly impossible- or, at all events, the key-note of the meeting would most probably have been an entirely genuine and yet somewhat monotonous agreement.

But a frank independence of thought is the informing spirit of modern teaching in this country. Teachers care comparatively little to have students agree with them, but insist very strongly that they shall think out their own thoughts for themselves. Students are not merely informed of old solutions. They are rather trained and encouraged to think out new solutions, on the chance that the new may supplement some of the imperfections of the old.

Some modern teachers even carry this so far as positively to distrust such students as agree with them. Now, Professor Royce is a typical modern teacher- and, indeed, in what I have just said, I am doing little more than repeat what I have often heard him say to his classes. For a long time, as I will now confess, it was desperately difficult todisagree with him and yet seem to oneself at all reasonable.

For he has a way of mounting his facts in a setting of stringent logic, and of driving home his conclusions with the persuasive power of a finished rhetoric. But by dint of long and strenuous effort to look at things for myself, I have succeeded in meeting his requirement that I ...



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