Evolution and Ethics

and Other Essays

Published: 1894
Language: English
Wordcount: 96,099 / 289 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 39.2
LoC Categories: BJ, QH
Downloads: 2,729
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on former occasions, needed no repetition.

I have endeavoured to repair my error by prefacing the lecture with some matter--chiefly elementary or recapitulatory--to which I have given the title of "Prolegomena" I wish I could have hit upon a heading of less pedantic aspect which would have served my purpose; and if it be urged that the new building looks over large for the edifice to which it is added, I can only plead the precedent of the ancient architects, who always made the adytum the smallest part of the temple.

If I had attempted to reply in full to the criticisms to which I have referred, I know not what extent of ground would have been covered by my pronaos. All I have endeavoured to do, at present, is to remove that which seems to have proved a stumbling-block to many--namely, the apparent paradox that ethical nature, while born of cosmic nature, is necessarily at enmity with its parent. Unless the arguments set forth in the Prolegomena, in the simplest language at my command, have some flaw w

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