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" Let us understand, once for all, that the ethical progress of society depends, not on imitating the cosmic process, still less in running away from it, but in combating it. "
A Devil's Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love - Page 10
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The Popular Science Monthly, Volume 46

Science - 1895
...assumes, no moral tendency or purpose or effect are predicable of the cosmic energy ; on the contrary, " the ethical progress of society depends, not on imitating...less in running away from it, but in combating it." The relation of man to Nature is one of insoluble dualism and eternal antagonism. His only hope of...
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The Popular Science Monthly, Volume 44

Science - 1894
...for it of another, which may he called the ethical process. It depends (he tells us on the next page) not on imitating the cosmic process, still less in running away from it, but in combating it. It is yet further said : * The history of civilization details the steps by which men have succeeded...
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The Church Quarterly Review, Volume 36

Arthur Cayley Headlam (Bishop of Gloucester) - English periodicals - 1893
...man is inconsistent •with the first principle of ethics ; what becomes of this surprising theory? Let us understand once for all that the ethical progress...depends, not on imitating the cosmic process, still less on running away from it. but in combating it. ... But if we may permit ourselves a larger hope of abatement...
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The Review of Reviews, Volume 8

Albert Shaw - Literature - 1893
...brief examination of the presence or lack of evolutionary ideas in several ancient systems of ethics, " that the ethical progress of society depends not on...less in running away from it, but in combating it." The lecture is, of course, a solid one, but it is eminently readable also. Tasks by Twilight. By Abbot...
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Review of Reviews and World's Work, Volume 8

1893
...examination of the- presence or lack of evolutionary ideas in several ancient systems of ethics, " that the ethical progress of society depends not on...less in running away from it, but in combating it." The lecture is, of course, a solid one, but it is eminently readable also. Tasks by Twilight. By Abbot...
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The Andover Review, Volume 19

Religion - 1893
...fanatical individualism of our time attempts to apply the analogy of cosmic nature to society. . . . Let us understand, once for all, that the ethical...less in running away from it, but in combating it." These are certainly significant utterances. Not that there is any essential modification of views previously...
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The Monist, Volume 4

Paul Carus - Philosophy - 1894
...in these quotations. He does not recommend quietism, but proposes that we should fight the cosmos : "Let us understand, once for all, that the ethical...less in running away from it, but in combating it." The risk of combating the cosmic process is great, but Professor Huxley relies on man's intelligence....
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The Contemporary Review, Volume 66

Literature - 1894
...Address of Dr. Munro, FRSE, to the Anthropological Sectioo of the British Association in 1893. " Let us understand once for all that the ethical progress...process, still less in running away from it, but in combatio; it." — Huxley : " Evolution and Ethics," p. 34. pretation put upon it by later philosophers...
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The Hibbert Lectures

Religion - 1894
...to that course of action which the moralized man regards as right. "Let us understand," he says, " once for all, that the ethical progress of society...less in running away from it, but in combating it." l Now if this is a correct way of expressing the principle of cosmic evolution, we find ourselves confronted...
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Proceedings at the ... Annual Meeting of the Free Religious ..., Volume 26

Free Religious Association (Boston, Mass.). Meeting - Religion - 1894
...in all respects, is opposed to that which leads to success in the cosmic struggle for existence." " The ethical progress of society depends, not on imitating...less in running away from it, but in combating it." This, then, is the final outcome of agnosticism in the very words of Prof. Huxley, father and founder...
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