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of intellectualism.' But we do not correct 'intellectualism' by opposing Emotion and Will to Thoughtassuming that Reality is found in them more than in Thought and that we are before all things active and feeling beings; nor by regarding our nature as a mere combination of the three, as a rope may be of three strands; but by regarding even our deepest knowledge of these three (in their distinction and relation) as itself only symbolic and partially true; so that the three functions become three inseparable and equally complete symbols of what man verily is. Our most perfect knowledge is only the most perfect symbol of what we are—the most perfect yet attained. It does not yet appear whether it will be always thus with our knowledge, or whether an absolute knowledge will still be symbolic or not.
By consistently carrying out these principles, it becomes possible to conceive the reality of God, of Man, and of Nature or the world, without merging two of them in the third, as Pantheism, Sceptical Idealism, and Naturalism do; and to conceive this without denying the absolute validity of the real laws of Thought.
I gladly take the opportunity which these words of preface afford, of acknowledging a twofold obligation to the Hibbert Trust: first, for the many advantages I have enjoyed as a Hibbert Scholar; and again, for generous and timely assistance in the publication of this book.
S. H. M. WARRENPOINT, IRELAND,
Philosophy as the synthesis of Science and Religion ; past and
present aspects of the relation between these two great
THE NATURE AND AIMS OF PHILOSOPHY.
This subject may be conveniently considered under the heads of
§ 1. The subject of Psychology is the description and explanation
of conscious states as such. The implications of this mode
shift the centre of gravity of a continuous inquiry, 41-45.
Two main branches of that structure : limitation of the meta-
must be explicitly recognised by Psychology, 46-50.
distinguished : meaning of objective' and of ‘reference,' 51-54.
APPENDIX.—THE THEORY OF 'MONISM.'
§ 2. The law of Identity as applied to the meaning of words, 132 ;
illustration from Mathematics suggested, 133.
Part iv. Fuller definition of Individuality.