On the Significance of Science and Art by Leo Tolstoy, Philosophy pdf epub fb2

On the Significance of Science and Art by Leo Tolstoy, Philosophy by Isabel F. Hapgood, Leo Tolstoy pdf epub fb2

On the Significance of Science and Art by Leo Tolstoy, Philosophy Author: Isabel F. Hapgood, Leo Tolstoy
Title: On the Significance of Science and Art by Leo Tolstoy, Philosophy
ISBN: 0809596873
ISBN13: 978-0809596874
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Pages: 152 pages
Publisher: Wildside Press (January 1, 2004)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1632 kb
Size EPUB version: 1296 kb
Subcategory: Essays & Correspondence




Not long ago, their reigned in the learned, cultivated world, a moral philosophy, according to which it appeared that everything which exists is reasonable; that there is no such thing as evil or good; and that it is unnecessary for man to war against evil, but that it is only necessary for him to display intelligence, -- one man in the military service, another in the judicial, another on the violin. There have been many and varied expressions of human wisdom, and these phenomena were known to the men of the nineteenth century. The wisdom of Rousseau and of Lessing, and Spinoza and Bruno, and all the wisdom of antiquity; but no one man's wisdom overrode the crowd. It was impossible to say even this, -- that Hegel's success was the result of the symmetry of this theory. There were other equally symmetrical theories, -- those of Descartes, Leibnitz, Fichte, Schopenhauer. . . .