On Society (Classic Reprint)

On Society (Classic Reprint)

by Frederic Harrison
     
 

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At the close of a very long and busy life I now collect my last thoughts as a real testamentum in procinctu. Bidding farewell to history, biography, and letters, I wish to gather up some of the attempts to teach the people - which now for more than fifty years have been the serious purpose of my life. I am the only survivor of those at home

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Excerpt from On Society

At the close of a very long and busy life I now collect my last thoughts as a real testamentum in procinctu. Bidding farewell to history, biography, and letters, I wish to gather up some of the attempts to teach the people - which now for more than fifty years have been the serious purpose of my life. I am the only survivor of those at home or abroad that had personal interviews with Auguste Comte, whom I went to see in Paris in 1855. In books, such as my Autobiographic Memoirs, 1911, Creed of a Layman, 1908, and elsewhere, I have stated the very gradual steps by which the Positive Philosophy - and ultimately the Religion of Humanity - absorbed me; and when a body of men and women who shared this belief began to form in England about 1870, I took part in the task of making these known to the public. From 1880 to 1905 I was chosen to lead the society which had its centre at Newton Hall.

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ISBN-13:
9781330943861
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/08/2015
Pages:
486
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.98(d)

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