Outlines of the Philosophy of Religion: Dictated Portions of the Lectures of Hermann Lotze

Outlines of the Philosophy of Religion: Dictated Portions of the Lectures of Hermann Lotze

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Outlines of the Philosophy of Religion: Dictated Portions of the Lectures of Hermann Lotze

Outlines of the Philosophy of Religion: Dictated Portions of the Lectures of Hermann Lotze

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The second German edition of the 'Outlines of Practical Philosophy,' from which this translation has been prepared, was based upon the Dictate of Lotze's lectures as delivered in the Summer-Semester of 1878. The first German edition had followed the form of the Dictate as given in the same course for the Summer-Semester of 1880. A comparison of the two editions shows that considerable has been gained in fulness, and nothing lost in maturity, of thought by recurring to the author's earlier treatment of applied ethics. Moreover, the second edition contains two interesting chapters on 'Marriage and the Family' (chap. v.), and on 'the Intercourse of Men' (chap. vi.), which are not found in the first edition. These reasons have seemed to me to justify the choice for translation of the Dictate of the date of 1878.

The following pages have the great though somewhat melancholy claim to interest that they present a large proportion of all which remains of Lotze's thinking upon a most important subject. Nothing else . . .

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