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THOUGHT AND THINKERS:

INTRODUCTORY STUDIES,

CRITICAL, BIOGRAPHICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL.

By GEORGE S. MORRIS, A M.,

LECTURER on PHILosophy IN THE JoHNs HoPRINs UNIVERSITY, BALTIMORE;
TRANSLATOR OF UEBERw Eg’s “History of PHILosophy,” AND
Associate oF THE VICTORIA INSTITUTE, LONDON.

C HIC A G O : -
S. C. G RIG G S AND COMPANY.

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THE first eleven chapters of this volume are founded, with slight changes (consisting mainly in amplification of the theoretical portions of chapters VII, IX and X), on “public lectures” recently delivered before a mixed audience of ladies and gentlemen at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Simultaneously with their delivery, another, more ‘extended and technical, course, on the history of British speculation from Bacon to Spencer, Was in progress, attended only by university students. To this course, the lectures here in substance reproduced were partly introductory, while in part they were intended to present a general summary of results reached and illustrated in more profuse detail in the special COurSe.

From the foregoing statements the scope and purpose of this volume may be inferred. It is introductory, rather than exhaustive—an invitation to reflective and Systematic study, rather than a substitute for it. At

the same time, I hope, by the expression of deliberate

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