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The Culture Demanded by Modern Life: A Series of Addresses and Arguments on the Claims of Scientific Education

by Tyndall, J. .

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  • Catalogue No : 42270
  • Published : (1867)
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : x, 473


With contributions 'On the Importance of the Study of Physics' by John Tyndall, 'On the Method of Studying Zoology' by Thomas Huxley, 'On the Education of Judgement' by Faraday, 'On Political Education' by Herbert Spencer, 'On University Studies' by J.F.W. Herschel, and others. Copyright date 1867, but this is a later printing.

'Deeper than all questions of Reconstruction, Suffrage, and Finance, is he the question What kind of culture shall the growing mind of the nation have? […] The importance of giving a larger space to scientific subjects, in our educational courses, is being every year more and more felt and acknowledged. In place of the excess of verbal acquisition and mechanical recitation, we need more thinking about thigs. […] A conviction of the extent of its defects and needs has led may of the most eminent thinkers to criticise the existing Educational System, and to urge the claims of various science to increasing consideration. These opinions have generally been expressed in the form of lectures and incidental arguments, which are not convenient of access; and a belief that it would be a useful service at the present time to collect some of the most important of them, had led to the present compilation.' (Preface)


8vo, orig. publisher's half leather, gt, teg, marbled boards, some wear, spine ends chipped.

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