This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 Excerpt: ...civilization," though he grants that there may be for individual groups for a period of time. He grants that there may be progress, also, in ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 Excerpt: ...civilization," though he grants that there may be for individual groups for a period of time. He grants that there may be progress, also, in scientific knowledge, although by this he seems to mean merely a heaping-up of information.2 4. He has failed to appreciate the dynamic of intelligence both ( in individual and social amelioration. Finally, while granting the necessity of religion for complete adaptation, --for most people, --he seems to feel that the highest attitude toward the Great Unknown is that of the atheistic freethinker.3 Judged by the pragmatic test this cannot be true. His fatalistic philosophy of despair)--or of stoical resignation, --is not such as to inspire a group to heroic deeds or lead to that kind of social endeavor which might prevent the decay and destruction of the group that has attained wealth and culture. For this reason his social philosophy can never become the philosophy of the dominant group. It stands condemned as false before that judge which to him is the only judge, --the laws of life. Its normal outcome is the destruction of the group that accepts it and applies its precepts.4 Gumplowicz's greatest contribution to our subject is just this, --he has carried passive social adaptation to its logical conclusion from the standpoint of fatalistic determinism. If he had said the last word the task of the social philosopher would be hard indeed because heartless. To rob people of the illusions of hope and delusions of religious belief without providing a better substitute may be in harmony with science, but surely not with pragmatic philosophy. 1 His "cross-fertilization of cultures" is the social analogue, however. 1 Grundriss, pp. 2 20 f. Der Rassenkampf, pp. 13 7 f.; Moore, pp. 108,212 f. 4 Gumplowicz comes under ...
Good with no dust jacket. Spine sun-darkened, with some small faded spots. Bumping, rubbing to spine extremeties. Two scratches on front cover. Corners rubbed. Previous owners' names on fep and ffep. Light soiling to blank pages and page edges.; 356 pages.
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