Il colore del tempo

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Published: 1900
Language: Italian
Wordcount: 45,928 / 167 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,556
Added to site: 2010.05.20
mnybks.net#: 27814
Genre: Essays
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: per ottenere da essa il massimo della commozione nervosa, bisogna spendervi intorno il massimo d'intelligenza.

Chi parlerà allora a tutti, chi vorrà farsi intendere da tutti, dagli umili, dai semplici, dai poveri di spirito? Leone Tolstoi. Ma la sua religione, il suo nuovo cristianesimo, sorge dalle vive viscere della filosofia pessimista, considera l'umanità presente come un puro nulla, nega tutta quanta la nostra scienza, nega tutta quanta la nostra arte!

E quelli che affermano l'onnipotenza della scienza non sono già più contenti! La scienza, così gaia nei primordî, durante il Rinascimento, quando il Rabelais rideva del suo riso immortale, è ora triste. I suoi pratici adattamenti, i progressi materiali, le invenzioni che hanno reso più rapida e intensa la vita, hanno pure logorato la fibra umana. La nostra razza deperisce, i nostri nervi sono in convulsione. La scienza ci ha dato l'elettricità, ma ci ha dato anche la dinam

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