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The Philosophy of a Scientific Man

Nature volume 131, page 491 (08 April 1933) | Download Citation



THIS book, which makes delightful reading, could not pretend to contain anything new. It is an act of faith of a scientific man, an act of faith in the purposiveness of the universe and in the power of our reason to apprehend the vague outlines of the reality in which we are embedded. In spite of some hasty generalisations and technical inaccuracies, it should be considered as a valuable testimony at a time when it is still fashionable in certain quarters to disclaim any value for the transcendental concepts of philosophy.

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