The Ethic of Freethought 1888 KARL PEARSON ~ Socialism ~ Humanism ~ German Society


Title: The Ethic of Freethought

Author: Karl Pearson

Description: Ex-library. Publisher's green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Edges worn. Missing title page, otherwise complete. Typical library markings. 446 pp. 8.7 x 5.6 inches. From the collection of John Wilson (c. 1826-1900), pioneer merchant and book collector of Portland. The eight-thousand volume collection, considered one of the finest on the west coast, was bequeathed to the Portland public library in 1900.

The Ethic of Freethought is a collection of lectures delivered by the English philosopher and statistician, Karl Pearson (1857-1936).

Contents: [I: Freethought] The Ethic of Freethought, The Prostitution of Science, Matter and Soul, The Ethic of Renunciation, The Enthusiasm of the Market-place and of the Study. [II: History] Maimonides and Spinoza, Meister Eckhart the Mystic, Humanism in Germany with Note on Jacob Wimpfeling, The Influence of Martin Luther on the Social and Intellectual Welfare of Germany, The Kingdom of God in Muenster. [III: Sociology] The Moral Basis of Socialism, Socialism in Theory and Practice, The Woman's Question, Sketch of the Relations of Sex in Germany, Socialism and Sex.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Poor/Fair
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin
Place: London
Year: 1888

Keywords: socialism, humanism, women's studies, German society and culture, Meister Eckhardt, Germany, philosophy, sociology, free thought,

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