Conduct And Supernatural; Being The Norrisian Prize Essay For The Year 1913

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byLionel Spencer Thornton

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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. 1915. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III THE FAILURE OF THE NATURAL MAN (SOCIALISM1) From writers whose principles of conduct are avowedly individualistic let us now pass on to examine two who, while frankly naturalistic in their presuppositions, come much nearer in spirit to the Christian standpoint. I It was pointed out in the first chapter that Mr. Bernard Shaw has close affinities with Nietzsche, Mr. Bernard because their philosophical bases are (i )SGeneral mucn same. Moreover, the fact that Outlook. Mr. Shaw took up the superman theory has made him seem a close disciple of its originator. But in reality there are very important differences which render necessary a separate discussion of his 1 The association of this word with those which precede it must not be taken to mean that the author is hereby condemning "Socialism" as a political doctrine. I use the word in a rather broader sense as complementary to "Individualism " in the title of Chapter II. Just as the writers examined in Chapter II. make the worth of all conduct to lie solely in the advantage which accrues to the individual, so the writers to be examined in this chapter make the welfare of society as a whole the objective towards which they would direct our energies, and by this they mean the happiness of all the individuals who compose society. The fact that they have moulded their ideas largely along the lines provided by the political Socialism of their day is significant, but it is not in itself my ground for the use of the word in the heading to this chapter. point of view. The dominant fact about Nietzsche was his individualism; the dominant fact about Mr. Shaw is his socialism. Before the latter became known as a playwright and philosopher, he took an active part in propagating the political doctrine of social...

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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. 1915. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III THE FAILURE OF THE NATURAL MAN (SOCIALISM1) From writers whose principles of conduct are avowedly individualistic ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780217918763

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