• Biography,  History,  Humanism,  J. M Robertson,  Philosophy

    Pioneer humanists by J. M. Robertson (1907) PDF book

    Download Pioneer humanists by J. M. Robertson (1907) PDF book The following essays, those on Machiavelli, Bacon, Hobbes, Spinoza, Gibbon, and Mary Wollstonecraft were contributed originally to The Reformer, and I have to thank Mrs. Bradlaugh Bonner for permission to reprint them. That on Shaftesbury was first printed as an introduction to the edition of the Characteristics published in 1900 by Mr. Grant Richards. That on Mandeville appeared first in Our Corner, and later in a volume of Essays towards a Critical Method^ published in 1889 and now out of print. All alike have been revised and expanded. Some reputations are branded, for whole ages, by an ancestral pre-judgment, a…

  • Atheism,  J. M Robertson,  Logic,  Philosophy,  Rationalism,  Religions

    Rationalism by J. M Robertson (1912) Free PDF book

    Download Rationalism by J. M Robertson (1912) Free PDF book the  names ‘ rationalist ‘ and ‘ rationalism ‘ have been used in so many senses within the past three hundred years that they cannot be said to stand quite definitely for any type or school of philosophic thought. For Bacon, a ‘ rationalist ‘ or rationalis was a physician with a priori views of disease and bodily function; and the Aristotelian humanists of the Helmstadt school were named rationalists about the same period by their opponents. Contents:1. THE TERM … …. 1 2. THE PRACTICAL POSITION 7 3. THE RELIGIOUS CHALLENGE …. 12 4. THE PHILOSOPHICAL CHALLENGE … 20…