Science and Sentiment: With Other Papers, Chiefly Philosophical

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Scribner, 1882 - 506 стор.
"The papers which compose this volume have been already given to the public, either as lectures or critical essays. They are philosophical in their themes, but not severely philosophical in their mode of treatment. Most of these themes are of present and active interest to the minds of thoughtful men, and are likely to occupy their attention for the future. By the advice of some of his friends, the Author has collected them for republication, as, in some sort, 'tracts for the times'."--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).

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