Youth by Charles WagnerYouth by Charles Wagner


byCharles Wagner

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... do our children analyze their dolls, and clever jugglers make mountains of things come out of a hat. He who claims to have analyzed us should be able to put us together again after he has taken us apart. The time 1 H. Lote: Mikrokosmos. has passed when an abstract knowledge of our material being sufficed us to explain man. Problems come to life, of which those who call thought a secretion of the brain, have no idea, and which are not suspected by those minds in which psychology seems to be confounded with physiology. That little phrase / know, formerly so sure of itself and so self-satisfied, meets incredulity everywhere. The sense of mystery, which is indeed but one of the forms of the sense of reality, has awakened in face of the unknown. That no one can explain life; that no one can bridge the abyss which separates material action from thought, from the simplest sensation even; that there are mysteries without number in the domain of every day, where, nevertheless, we move with ease,--this is what now strikes all who reflect. Respect for science has not diminished, but respect for man, for the invisible realities, has increased. # Doubtless it would be puerile to give way to hope too easily. We climb with pain the slopes we descended so quickly. But the movement exists, it is an actual fact, and it is not youth alone who is affected. Everywhere they who search and think are trying to lift the leaden canopy under which humanity can no longer submit to live. The especial attention which the most diverse minds give to the religious feeling, so lately scorned, is not one of the least symptoms of this search for new paths. There are many ways of looking at this subject, and often a great lack of knowledge of its history. Some confound...
Title:YouthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217958850

ISBN - 13:9780217958851