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My apprenticeship, II: Herbert Spencer and my search for a creed

Webb, Beatrice (1926) My apprenticeship, II: Herbert Spencer and my search for a creed. Survey (Feb.1). pp. 549-585.

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"Looking back from the standpoint of today it seems to me that two outstanding tenets, some would say, two idols of the mind, were united in the mid-Victorian trend of thought and feeling. There was the current belief in the scientific method, in that intellectual synthesis of observation and experiment, hypothesis and verification by means of which alone all mundane problems were to be solved. And added to this belief in science was the consciousness of a new motive: the transference of the emotion of self-sacrificing service from God to man." - Introductory paragraph.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: A 13-page article published on pages 549-553 & 577-583 & 585 of the February 1st 1926 issue of 'The Survey'. Its full text is available via the link.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CT Biography
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2012 15:02
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2015 17:29

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