The American College; A Series Of Papers Setting Forth The Program, Achievements, Present Status…

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byWilliam Henry Anonymous

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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 edition. Excerpt: ...the " third story back." He has no sky, no horizon, no " intimations of immortality," either in life's prose or life's verse. He may read poetry, but it is rather Walt Whitman than Wordsworth. He hears no skylarks, he sees no Grecian urns, he has no vision from peaks of Darien. The college has nothing to do with practical concerns, says one. It is utterly remote from such mundane considerations and relationships. The college is a monastery placed far away from the world. The college is a philosophy like Hegel's, which is said to be a system shot out of pure space. The college buildings should be put either on Mt. Sinai peak or in an African desert. Its chief inhabitant should be Browning's Grammarian. Such is the interpretation of one who believes that the college has no relations at all with practical concerns. The college should be unpractical. It should embody what a great teacher of mathematics is said to have said upon writing a formula upon the blackboard: " Thank heaven that can be put to no use! " The unpractical man, in continuation of the type of the unpractical college, is he who fails to adjust ideals to forces, who declines to relate causes to effects, or effects to causes, or conditions to conclusions, either remote or immediate. In these two interpretations so unlike, so almost contradictory, wherein lies the truth? As often happens, the truth does lie in the mean, not only as executive strength, but also as veracity. The college has to recognize that man is a citizen of two hemispheres, the material, the visible, the audible, the tangible; the immaterial, the invisible, the inaudible, the intangible. He is not so much a contradiction, as Pascal says, as he is a union of opposites. He is, indeed, as Pascal does intimate, somewhat...

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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 edition. Excerpt: ...the " third story back." He has no sky, no horizon, no " intimations of immortality," either in life's prose or life's ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217565107

ISBN - 13:9780217565103

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