Excerpt from The Sentiment of Rationality
T most of our American Colleges there are Clubs formed by the students devoted to particular branches of learning; and these clubs have the laud able custom of inviting once or twice a year some maturer scholar to address them, the oc... casion often being made a public one. I have from time to time accepted such invitations, and afterwards had my dis course printed in one or other of the Reviews. It has seemed to me that these addresses might now be worthy of collection in a volume, as they shed explana tory light upon each other, and taken together express a tolerably definite philosophic attitude in a very nu technical way.
Were I obliged to give a short name to the attitude in question, I should call it that of radical ampiri cz'sm, in spite of the fact that such brief nicknames are nowhere more misleading than in philosophy. I say 'empiricism,' because it is contented to regard its most assured conclusions concerning matters of fact as hypotheses liable to modification in the course of future experience; and I say radical,' because it treats the doctrine of monism itself as an hypothesis, and.
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