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|One may question the significance of this progress, if he will, but the fact of it is |
indisputable. By science man has gained such extensive control over nature and
so widened his understanding that many have ... way of life which is firstly self-
consistent and harmonious, and secondly is free for the exercise of that objective
reason upon which ... Some things they feel are true, and if science does not
conform to such a judgment this simply proves that science is not the only avenue
George William Foote, Edward Bibbins Aveling, Chapman Cohen - 1900 - Read - More editions
|First he says : — " However far the doctrine of evolution may be extended, and its |
evidence completed, nothing has been done by it to destroy the ... It is quite clear
that if the human mind is the result of a " never-ceasing evolution," it will not only
injure, but destroy altogether, the ordinary Christian notion of the " spiritual and
religious view of human life. .... mind, speaking to it in terms of order, system,
purpose, which alone reason can understand, and which reason is driven to
Ommo Grupe, Dietrich Kurz, Johannes Marcus Teipel - 1974 - Preview
|According to them, the man of the future will have no independent values apart |
from his intellectual victories. In the words of Spinoza, he will neither have to
laugh nor to cry but only to understand. If this will be the case, then today's man
has little reason to regret that he is not a member of tomorrow's society. In fact
man ... And his turning to natural, physical, immediate and individualintimate
things, which is objectively necessary, will always form a basis and a stimulus for
the continued ...
|"more light" is not a value to him; when a male dog hunts for a bitch, it is to satisfy |
a need not to express a value. As for the rest, the most important values, those of
greatest significance and most serious consequence for humankind are
intellectual values (beginning with ... But if for that reason we had stopped
ascribing value to things, we should never have become human. ... Through
valuation we come to know our true place in reality, we come to know the whole
context of reality, the ...
|He believed that the best way progress could be achieved was by influencing the |
content of education in that direction. ... Nothing, therefore, is objectively true or
valuable, but it is only so as it intersects some human concern. Even while
thinking of these things, we must not forget that the mind of man is teleologically
oriented and must have purpose and reason. ... but of course, they were instantly
in an argument with other persons who also professed to understand him but
who had ...
|Discrimination : Discrimination between the real and the illusory, between the |
eternal and the transitory, in a continuous process. It is not to ... The divine
qualities relate to the soul life and the devilish ones to the life in the flesh. ... Since
atruly enlightened man does not value worldly success except as a means to
further the weal of mankind, he does not crave for it. ... Praise and blame do not
affect him since he feels he is only the instrument of His will and his motto is “Thy
will be done.
|the rest of mankind. He should see that those less fortunate must ultimately turn |
to him for guidance and light. ... And yet, too, it means a training that provides the
necessary data in the light of which he shall choose just what ... And life is but the
science of relationships. ... Yet we must understand our relationship to society
and her needs, which is objective. ... The dollar has, strictly speaking, no real
value apart from its usage—which is but another way of saying, until there is a
need for ...
|Man is the value and slave of history, but can he create an integrally humanistic |
civilization? ... the only causes which have brought humanistic values and
objectives to the point of crisis, making ideas, knowledge, and experience
relative, ... ancient being, long ago grown old, who has succeeded in
understanding many of life's manifestations and values both wisely and truthfully.
.... We have reason to think about our wealth of death from a socially real and
more existential standpoint.
|The justification of pure science is clear and indubitable: it gives us knowledge of |
the universe, of the way things are, of reality. ... world described by physicists and
astronomers, to men as analyzed by psychologists, and to mankind as exhibited
in ... through scientific observation, experiment, and the use of mathematics,
could acquire true knowledge of an objective, ... and he also had emotional
experience, but such experience was subjective and told us only something of
the nature ...
|If despite these factors disciples of Darwin, Marx or Freud, for varying reasons, |
contend that man's destiny is ... This view does not require one to choose at his
peril the creed to which he will adhere. ... This is not to say that they are all
equally "true"— they may be incompatible— but only that man, in acting in ...
Subjective, Not Objective We have seen that in certain regions, the behavior of
physical things seems to be controlled by law, ... hands, the destiny of mankind is