THE Materialist school of philosophy are just now getting very badly treated by men of science much to the astonishment, it appears, of the general public. Mr. Huxley has startled the world by proclaiming himself in a way a disciple of Berkeley and Kant, and here is Rokitansky, the great master of modern pathological anatomy, walking in a similar path. To many minds pathological anatomy would seem to be intensely materialistic. It is not so, however, to the Viennese professor. This little lecture is chiefly devoted to a development of idealism: of that kind of idealism, moreover, which “makes the objective wholly and in every way dependent on the subjective, for the former is but the projection of the latter.”
The Absolute Value of Knowledge;–Der Sebsidtidige Werth des Wissens.
By Prof. K. Rokitansky. (London: Williams and Norgate.)
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The Absolute Value of Knowledge—Der Sebsidtidige Werth des Wissens. Nature 1, 18 (1869). https://doi.org/10.1038/001018b0