History Of The Intellectual Development Of Europe (volume 2)

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byJohn William Draper

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1901. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. CONCLUSION.--THE FUTUEE OF EUROPE. Summary of the Argument presented in this Book respecting the mentcBt Progress of Europe. Intellectual Development is the Object of Individual Life.--It is also the Result of social Progress. Nations arriving at Maturity instinctively attempt their own intellectual Organization.--Example of the Manner in which this has been done in China.--Its Imperfection.-- What it has accomplished. The Organization of public Intellect is the End to which European Civilization is tending. A Philosophical principle becomes valuable if it can be used as a guide in the practical purposes of life. The object of this book is to impress upon its reader a General sum- conviction that civilization does not proceed in mary of the an arbitrary manner or by chance, but that it work- passes through a determinate succession of stages, and is a development according to law. For this purpose, we considered the relations between individual and social life, and showed that they Md'Sai'iife are physiologically inseparable, and that the have been course of communities bears an unmistakable considered; ,-, , « . j. .j resemblance to the progress ot an individual, and that man is the archetype or exemplar of society. We then examined the intellectual history of Greece-- in the Intel- a nation offering the best and most complete lectnai history illustration of the life of humanity. From the ofGreece: beginnings of its mythology in old Indian legends and of its philosophy in Ionia, we saw that it passed through phases like those of the individual to its decrepitude and death in Alexandria. Then, addressing ourselves to the history of Europe, we found that, if suitably divided into groups of andthe ages, these groups, compared with each other histo...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1901. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. CONCLUSION.--THE FUTUEE OF EUROPE. Summary of the Argument presented in this Book respecting the mentcBt Progress of Eur...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:164 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.35 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217935478

ISBN - 13:9780217935470

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