Studies in Philosophy and Psychology

Studies in Philosophy and Psychology

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Studies in Philosophy and Psychology

Studies in Philosophy and Psychology

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The Editors think that the best preface to this commemorative volume is to be found in the following letter from Professor Garman to President G. S. Hall of Clark University. It was written without thought of publication, but subsequently, with the author's consent, appeared in the American Journal of Psychology, volume ix, 1898. The Editors venture to reprint the letter without the knowledge of Professor Garman, believing that while his course has been changed in detail to give greater prominence to social problems, the essential principles remain the same. This course has been for a quarter of a century, not only to those who have continued their philosophical studies, but to all Amherst men who have taken it, the realization of Plato's conception of education, -- the turning of the mind to reality.

In the light of what the letter discloses as to the purpose of Professor Garman's teaching, unity of doctrine will not be expected in the studies which are here presented. Their common ground is one which their authors share with the Amherst men who have joined to make this volume possible -- a unity of appreciation.

AMHERST, MASS.

MY DEAR PRESIDENT HALL, -- The problems that you propose in your letter of February 8 interest me greatly, and I am very glad to have an opportunity to state to you my experience. It is a matter I have puzzled over much for the last eighteen years, and I am very far from feeling that the problem is solved yet. I have constantly altered my course and tried new experiments, but still the . . .

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