Aspects Of Social Evolution; First Series Temperaments

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byJohn Lionel Tayler

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1904 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II TEMPERAMENTS Passing down any main street of a large city, any ordinarily observant man or woman can hardly help noticing the broad contrasts between the many individual human units that move in the great stream of coated and frocked persons drifting heedlessly, or occasionally curiously, by. To the thoughtful student of nature the problems presented are fascinating and intricate. Short and tall, fair and dark, here a firm athletic figure closely knit passes with swinging, easy stride, while after him, perhaps, a stout, greasy mass, who wobbles rather than walks, and all are alike bound for some destination. Nicely clothed or flashily plastered, dressed for comfort or in rags, pinched and haggard, or stout, well fed, and comfortable. This face thoughtful, truth-loving, and impressionable, that leaden and clownish. Some soddened with drink, some with the marks of vice manifested in every gesture, and others looking like hunted beasts, cringe past in their desolation. Animal, diseased, selfish, stupid; human, healthful, intelligent. In the right understanding of this monster multiform medley lies the secret of the only true means of forwarding all that is worthy in modern life. Here for sociologist and medical scientist is a problem whose solution must be sought in main street and side street, in the factory and on the farm, in the mansion and the bare existing room of the slum. What is the meaning of individual differences? Why do such variations exist? What end do they serve? How far are surroundings responsible for them? There are many aspects to be considered in dealing with this problem. Is beauty of form found in all healthily developed types, and ugliness always associated with some amount of imperfection? If so, is there more than one ideal...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1904 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II TEMPERAMENTS Passing down any main street of a large city, any ordinarily observant man or woman can hardly help noti...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021744122X

ISBN - 13:9780217441223

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