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My apprenticeship, I: the England in which I was reared

Webb, Beatrice (1926) My apprenticeship, I: the England in which I was reared. Survey (Jan.1). pp. 403-446.

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"In the life-history of many of us, deep down in our consciousness, beneath the toil and rest, the sorrow and joy of daily life, there runs a continuous controversy between an Ego that affirms and an Ego that denies. On the course of this controversy depends the attainment of inner harmony and consistent conduct in private, and public affairs. In some minds this self-examination relates to freewill and determinism and leads to alternate periods of restlessness and apathy; sometimes it surges round the "to be" or "not to be" of a future life, driving the individual backwards and forwards, from church to lecture-hall, and from unbelief back again to belief; sometimes it fastens on problems of sex or of parenthood, with consequences happy or tragic. Or the problem to be solved may be one of professional ethics; the degree of honesty imperative in business transactions; the measure of truth-telling and self-subordination obligatory on a politician in trouble about his soul; or the relative claim of private clients and public authorities, which the professional man may have to settle for himself at the risk of loss of livelihood." - Introductory paragraphs.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: A 7-page article published on pages 403-408 & 446 of the January 1st 1926 issue of 'The Survey'. Its full text is available via the link.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CT Biography
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2012 14:58
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2015 17:30

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