THE author of this volume has undertaken the very important service of writing a critical history of the terms and conceptions which are of special interest at tile present time in literary and philosophical circles. The table of contents shows on what principle they have been selected. The list is very far from including all the technical terms of either science or philosophy. It contains few which are strictly scholastic or technical. The few which originated in the schools of modern speculation and criticism have come forth from the schools and taken a strong hold of thoughtful and cultivated men who are neither philosophers nor scientists by profession. Most of these--like Subjective and Objective, Monism and Dualism, Development and Evolution, Realism and Idealism, Optimism and Pessimism, Culture and Humanity--have come into current use within the past few years, and represent some new principle or distinction in philosophy, some important theory or discovery in science, or some novel doctrine or conceit in ethics, art, or criticism. Scarcely one, however, is a product of the present century, like those multi
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Publication information: Book title: The Fundamental Concepts of Modern Philosophic Thought. Contributors: Rudolph Eucken - Author, M. Stuart Phelps - Translator. Publisher: D. Appleton. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1880. Page number: iii.
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