This volume contains a collection of fascinating essays written by the German-British philosopher, Scott Schiller. This wonderful collection is highly recommended for those with a keen interest in early-twentieth century philosophy, and it is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Schiller’s work. The essays contained herein include: “The Ethical Basis of Metaphysics”, “Useless Knowledge”, “Truth”, “Lotze’s Monism”, “The Metaphysics of the Time-Process”, “Reality and Idealism”, “Darwinism and Design”, “Concerning Mephistopheles”, “On Preserving Appearances”, etcetera. Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller (1864 - 1937) was a German-British philosopher whose work is often aligned with the pragmatism of William James. We are republishing this vintage text now in an affordable, modern edition - complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.