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Because the hopes and expectations of the past have been discredited, there is
cynicism as to all far-reaching plans and policies. That the very knowledge which
enables us to detect the illusory character of past hopes and aspirations — a ...
When everything that happens is subjected to the laws of nature, when all our
actions, great or small, are determined by the endless series of causes and
effects in the past, there is, of course, no room for a free will, and there cannot
really be ...
... for ourselves in our complex moral life, any more than we can wash all past
knowledge away in business or science and start afresh. In the second place, the
sort of authority to which I appeal is the same sort to which we appeal in every ...
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Autobiographical essays by Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Dewey, Dreiser, H.G. Wells, Nansen, James Jeans, Babbitt, Arthur Keith, James Adams, H.L. Mencken, Julia Peterkin, Lewis Mumford, G.J. Nathan, Hu ... Read full review
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