universe conformably to this view, provided God sees fit to render his thought effective and to produce the substance." God often does see fit—as witness the endless "substances" of the great century of New Meanings.
No wonder so many nineteenth-century writers were prodigious in output. A shift in the angle of approach must disclose an infinity of ways in which our former classifications can be reclassified. After a lifetime of productivity we find Bentham wishing that he could become a dozen selves, since his perspective showed him that he had work for all. Indeed, he has in time become thousands of selves, as Darwin also has.
IN CLOSING this section, perhaps we should study that region in which interpretation and therapy most clearly converge: those secular bringers of good tidings, the psychoanalysts. From our standpoint, psychoanalysis can be treated as a simple technique of non-religious conversion. It effects its cures by providing a new perspective that dissolves the system of pieties lying at the roots of the patient's sor
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Publication information: Book title: Permanence and Change:An Anatomy of Purpose. Contributors: Kenneth Burke - Author. Publisher: New Republic. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1935. Page number: 164.