English Positivism: A Study on John Stuart Mill (Classic Reprint)

English Positivism: A Study on John Stuart Mill (Classic Reprint)

by Hippolyte Taine
     
 

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This remark is very true. I myself could have made it, having been brought up in the doctrines of Scotch philosophy, and the writings of Reid. I simply answer that there are philosophers whom we do not count, and that all such, whether English or not, spiritualist or not, may be neglected without much

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Excerpt from English Positivism: A Study on John Stuart Mill

This remark is very true. I myself could have made it, having been brought up in the doctrines of Scotch philosophy, and the writings of Reid. I simply answer that there are philosophers whom we do not count, and that all such, whether English or not, spiritualist or not, may be neglected without much harm. Once in a half century, or perhaps in a century, or two centuries, some thinker appears; Bacon and Hume in England, Descartes and Condillac in France, Kant and Hegel in Germany. At other times the stage is unoccupied, or ordinary men come forward, and offer the public that which the public likes - Sensualists or Idealists, according to the tendency of the day, with sufficient instruction and skill to play leading parts, and enough capacity to re-set old airs, well drilled in the works of their predecessors, but destitute of real invention - simple executant musicians, who stand in the place of composers. In Europe, at present, the stage is a blank.

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ISBN-13:
9781331051015
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/09/2015
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

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