The Unseen World and Other Essays

The Unseen World and Other Essays Author John Fiske
File size 14063KB
Year 1876
Pages 245
Language English
File format PDF
Category Philosophy

Book Description:

John Fisk, born in Connecticut in 1842, was a Harvard educated philosopher. A fan of Charles Darwin, he championed the popular opinion of the day regarding brain size and the racial superiority of the "Anglo-Saxon race". Despite this, he was also avid anti-slavery and twenty-three years after the cessation of the American Civil War, he declared the North's victory complete "despite the feeble wails" of "unteachable bigots."
Essays in this book include: The Unseen World; “The To-Morrow Of Death.”; The Jesus Of History; The Christ Of Dogma; A Word About Miracles; Draper On Science And Religion; Nathan The Wise; Historical Difficulties; The Famine Of 1770 In Bengal; Spain And The Netherlands; Longfellow’s Dante; Paine’s “St. Peter.”; A Philosophy Of Art; and, Athenian And American Life.


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