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Outlines of cosmic philosophy [electronic resource] : based on the doctrine of evolution, with criticisms on the positive philosophy. Vol. 2 / John Fiske.

By: Fiske, John, 1842-1901.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1890Edition: 11th ed.Description: vii, 523 p. ; 21 cm.Subject(s): Philosophy | Evolution | Philosophy | Evolution, MolecularAdditional physical formats: OriginalOnline resources: Fulltext available via EBSCOhost - Shibboleth login required Also issued in print.Summary: "The present work is based upon lectures given at Harvard University in the autumn of 1869 and spring of 1871. At the outset these lectures were designed to include only a criticism of the Positive Philosophy, or Positivism, but I have enlarged the course to make it include a somewhat complete outline-sketch of the new philosophy based on the Doctrine of Evolution. The extravagant claim of Positivism to stand for the whole of attainable scientific philosophy is, I trust, finally disposed of of when it is shown that a system of philosophy has been constructed, out of purely scientific materials and by the employment of scientific methods, which opposes a direct negative to every one of the theorems of which Positivism is made up; I call this system Cosmic Philosophy"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
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"The present work is based upon lectures given at Harvard University in the autumn of 1869 and spring of 1871. At the outset these lectures were designed to include only a criticism of the Positive Philosophy, or Positivism, but I have enlarged the course to make it include a somewhat complete outline-sketch of the new philosophy based on the Doctrine of Evolution. The extravagant claim of Positivism to stand for the whole of attainable scientific philosophy is, I trust, finally disposed of of when it is shown that a system of philosophy has been constructed, out of purely scientific materials and by the employment of scientific methods, which opposes a direct negative to every one of the theorems of which Positivism is made up; I call this system Cosmic Philosophy"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).

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