The Final Philosophy: Or, System of Perfectible Knowledge Issuing from the Harmony of Science and Religion

The Final Philosophy: Or, System of Perfectible Knowledge Issuing from the Harmony of Science and Religion

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The Final Philosophy: Or, System of Perfectible Knowledge Issuing from the Harmony of Science and Religion

The Final Philosophy: Or, System of Perfectible Knowledge Issuing from the Harmony of Science and Religion

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In the present age there has been a seeming conflict between science and religion; but their essential harmony may still be sought upon philosophical principles, and as itself affording the one last philosophy or theory and art of perfect knowledge.

With this object in view, the author, in the year 1861, issued a brief essay entitled Philosophia Ultima, together with a corresponding scheme of academic studies; and in pursuance of that scheme, in the year 1865, a chair of instruction was secured in the College of New Jersey, through the generous and intelligent sympathy of some friends in Philadelphia, of whom should here be named the late Rev. Doctor William M. Engles, Mr. George W. Childs, Mr. Anthony J. Drexel, and the Hon. Furman Sheppard.

The present volume may be regarded as the first-fruits of an educational experiment thus begun, and for a time successfully pursued. But it also contains philosophical opinions and doctrines which are of more general interest, and it may . . .

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