Practical Idealism

Practical Idealism

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Practical Idealism

Practical Idealism

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In these days when, attracted by the achievements of the specialist in every other field, Philosophy herself is sorely tempted to forsake her mission as interpreter of the world as a whole and guide to noble living, for the mystical cult of the devotee or the technical craft of the critic, it may not be amiss to try to tell once more in simple terms how Thought constructs the Natural World in which we dwell; and how Love is striving to create a Spiritual World that shall be as fair as the face of Nature and as free as the will of man: and to point out plainly the things that are best worth seeing along the great highway, surveyed by Plato and Aristotle, and reopened by Kant and Hegel, which leads from the mistenshrouded vale of sense up to the sunlit heights where the pure in heart stand face to face with God.

This attempt to interpret the spiritual significance of everyday life originated in a course of lectures delivered at the summer school at Colo-

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