Speculations: Essays on Humanism and the Philosophy of Art

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INTRODUCTION

THOMAS ERNEST HULME was born on the 16th September 1883, at Gratton Hall, Endon, North Staffordshire. He was educated at the High School, Newcastle-under-Lyme, and at St John's College, Cambridge. In March 1904 he was "sent down" from Cambridge, along with other undergraduates, for indulging in a brawl. He spent the next two years in London, studying in accordance with his own inclinations. In July 1906 he went to Canada, where he stayed three months. He returned to England for a few weeks, and early in 1907 he went to Brussels, where for seven months he taught English and learned French and German. When he came back to London he began definitely to study those subjects on which his interest was settling. In April 1911 he attended the Philosophical Congress at Bologna and stayed in Italy travelling for about three months. Early in 1912 he sought to return to Cambridge, and he was readmitted largely through the intervention of Professor Bergson, whose letter of recommendation on that occasion is some indication of the impression Hulme was already creating:-

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Table of contents

  • International Library of Psychology Philosophy and Scientific Method ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Foreword vii
  • Introduction ix
  • A Preface by the Author xvi
  • Humanism and The Religious Attitude 1
  • Modern Art And Its Philosophy 73
  • Romanticism And Classicism 111
  • Bergson's Theory Of Art 141
  • The Philosophy Of Intensive Manifolds 171
  • Cinders A New Weltanschauung 215
  • Cinders 220
  • Appendix A- Reflections on Violence 247
  • Appendix B- The Plan for a Book On Modern Theories of Art 261
  • Appendix C The Complete Poetical Works Of T. E. Hulme 265
  • Index 269
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