Teachers' Guild Addresses and the Registration of Teachers by Simon Somerville LaurieTeachers' Guild Addresses and the Registration of Teachers by Simon Somerville Laurie

Teachers' Guild Addresses and the Registration of Teachers

bySimon Somerville Laurie

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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. 1892. Excerpt: ... IV. MONTAIGNE, THE RATIONALIST.1 Montaigne, the essayist and sceptic, continues, after a lapse of three hundred years, to speak to us with all the freshness of a contemporary. "We converse with Montaigne," says Hallam, "or rather hear him talk: it is almost impossible to read his essays without thinking that he speaks to us: we see his cheerful brow, his sparkling eye, his negligent but gentlemanly demeanour: we picture him in his armchair, with his few books round the room, and Plutarch on the table. As a man of letters, who is also in the best sense a man of the world, he stands alone. He is original and unique as a thinker, and at the same time a type of a class which he had done much to create. Though the class he represents may not be a large one, he yet gives expression to a way of estimating life which is a passing mood 1 The first edition of the Essays appeared in Bordeaux in 1580. of all thoughtful minds. He thus leads a large constituency--all the larger that he makes no tyrannical demands, and warns the reader not to labour after even him. Few writers say so many wise things as Montaigne does, and no one appears so little solicitous about convincing others that his sayings are wise. His intellectual philosophy is essentially sophistical and sceptical, his morality conventional, and his moral philosophy epicurean." We are not disposed, however, to allow to Montaigne, and such easy-going sceptics as he, the superiority to limitations that they claim. It is all very well to proclaim the impossibility of finding absolute truth, and to luxuriate in a cultured indifference, but at the foundation of such talk there in truth lies a philosophical conviction as positive as that of the most ardent zealot. The conviction is that, doomed as man is to nescie...
Title:Teachers' Guild Addresses and the Registration of TeachersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217564909

ISBN - 13:9780217564908