Man Is a Spirit: A Collection of Spontaneous Cases of Dream, Vision and Ecstasy (Classic Reprint)

Man Is a Spirit: A Collection of Spontaneous Cases of Dream, Vision and Ecstasy (Classic Reprint)

by J. Arthur Hill
     
 

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Facts differ in importance, but it is a fundamental article of the faith of science that all facts are important in some degree. The import of some of them may not be clear at first, but continued collection brings about the possibility of valuable inferences. An orbit

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Excerpt from Man Is a Spirit: A Collection of Spontaneous Cases of Dream, Vision and Ecstasy

Facts differ in importance, but it is a fundamental article of the faith of science that all facts are important in some degree. The import of some of them may not be clear at first, but continued collection brings about the possibility of valuable inferences. An orbit cannot be computed from one or two points given; many are necessary. Similarly a number of facts - the more the better - may be required before we see their meaning. But there is a meaning, and it is worth our while to amass details patiently. This is the modern spirit - to inquire of Nature instead of building philosophic wordstructures into the blue. Observation and record are the watchwords. "A large acquaintance with particulars often makes us wiser than the possession of abstract formulas, however deep," says William James in the preface to his "Varieties of Religious Experience." And "particulars"" may be either subjective or objective. A dream is as much of a "fact" as a bomb is.

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ISBN-13:
9781330266045
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
05/27/2015
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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