Man's Soul: An Introductory Essay in Philosophical Psychology

Man's Soul: An Introductory Essay in Philosophical Psychology

Man's Soul: An Introductory Essay in Philosophical Psychology

Man's Soul: An Introductory Essay in Philosophical Psychology

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Of all the errors of the human mind the strangest, it has always seemed me, is the fact that man could arrive at the thought of doubting his very own being or considering this being as only an acquired product of external nature, known only second hand -- by means of that very spirit which we reject.

Lotze

1. The Science of the Soul and Empirical Psychology

The future historian of our contemporary spiritual culture will probably note with astonishment, as one of its most typical features, the absence in it of any definite, accepted doctrine of the essence of the human soul and the place of man and his spiritual life in the general system of existence. Hegel was once astonished by "the spectacle of a nation without its own metaphysics." Even more astonishing, perhaps, is the possibility of the absence of that part of metaphysics which touches upon the questions of the . . .

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