Lectures On The Bases Of Religious Belief; Delivered In Oxford And London In April And May, 1893 by Charles Barnes UptonLectures On The Bases Of Religious Belief; Delivered In Oxford And London In April And May, 1893 by Charles Barnes Upton

Lectures On The Bases Of Religious Belief; Delivered In Oxford And London In April And May, 1893

byCharles Barnes Upton

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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. 1894 Excerpt: ...can be in any sense morally free, is a psychological enigma which I feel myself wholly unable to solve. And, indeed, I believe that he is the only public advocate of this form of cosmological doctrine who maintains that it is at all compatible with the existence of genuine moral freedom and responsibility in man. The only other writer of note who has discussed this "identity" theory in its relations to moral freedom is the Hegelian Prof. Eoyce, of Harvard University, in his attractive treatise on the "Spirit of Modern Philosophy;" and the idealist device to which he is driven in order to harmonize the theory with man's feeling of moral accountibility is, I think, a clear confession of the impossibility of reaching any satisfactory reconciliation. After describing the theory and endorsing it, Prof. Eoyce continues: "But how, one may ask, can I be in any sense thus free? After all, is not my consciousness viewed as a fact in time tied hopelessly to this describable nervous mechanism of mine? The world involves a physical order that necessarily contains just this organism. What the organism itself will do in given circumstances, is therefore physiologically determined by the whole order of nature and by the whole of past time. And my will moves no atom of this mechanism aside from its predestined course. And yet I, whose will is just so much of the world of appreciation which in Prof. Eoyce's theory means the self-conscious side of the cosmos as constitutes the inner aspect ex this describable mechanism,--I shall be in some sense free? How explain such a paradox?"1 Prof. Eoyce's mode of escape from this paradox can only be fully appreciated by minds that are already familiar with the Neo-Hegelian philosophy of religion of which I ...
Title:Lectures On The Bases Of Religious Belief; Delivered In Oxford And London In April And May, 1893Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:May 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217860982

ISBN - 13:9780217860987

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