The Resource The nature of man : studies in optimistic philosophy, (electronic resource)

The nature of man : studies in optimistic philosophy, (electronic resource)

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The nature of man : studies in optimistic philosophy
Title
The nature of man
Title remainder
studies in optimistic philosophy
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eng
Summary
"In the volume that he has now given to the public, he has addressed himself to the gravest and the most serious problems of humanity, to life and sex and death and the fear of death. From the earliest days when man could spare time from the satisfaction of his immediate wants to reflect upon his nature and destiny, these problems and the invention of fantastic solutions or evasive anodynes have absorbed his attention. The folklore and philosophy, the religion and poetry of all races and of all stages of culture, from savage barbarism to decadent refinement, revolve round these obsessions of the mind, and, as Metchnikoff most plainly shows, no enduring comfort has yet been found. Now, for the first time in the history of thought, the exact methods of science have been brought to the statement of the problems. For the first time proper knowledge has been brought to the task, and it is to be remembered that this volume is an attempt to explain mysteries of the flesh and of the spirit of which all existing explanations have failed to satisfy humanity. The volume is avowedly no more than a preliminary statement, a rallying point for the work of future generations. But it awakens a new hope for humanity now that the old are fallen dumb; as Metchnikoff himself says, if it be true that man cannot live without faith, this volume, when the age of faith seemed gone by, has provided a new faith, that in the all-powerfulness of science"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
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1845-1916
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Metchnikoff, Elie
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no index present
LC call number
QH501
LC item number
.M48 1903
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non fiction
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  • Life (Biology)
  • Human biology
  • Life
  • Biology
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The nature of man : studies in optimistic philosophy, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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cm.
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xviii, 309 p.
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electronic
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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(DcWaAPA)apa08214862
Label
The nature of man : studies in optimistic philosophy, (electronic resource)
Publication
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
xviii, 309 p.
Form of item
electronic
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DcWaAPA)apa08214862

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