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Introduction - Intellect - Mental Science's Divisions - Intellect's Divisions and Perceptions - The Understanding - The Reason - The Dynamics of the Intellect - Physical Feelings - Intellectual Feelings - Spiritual Feelings - Dynamics of Feelings - The Will - The Nervous System - Nervous System of Man - Executive Volition - Primary Volition, or Choice - Dynamics of the Will and the Mind - The Relations of the Systems Here Offered to Prevalent Forms of Philosophy - Index - Contents -

demanding nothing, suffering nothing outside of itself, is that of an Infinite, Personal God, a sufficient source of all things; whose spontaneity and liberty require no explanation, and bring explanation to all beside. On this ground, and on this alone, the reason accepts the idea, as one by which it does see as a sun that does spread its light through the whole heavens, leaving nothing which is not sought out by its rays. The final proof of truth is the fact of light, the very fact of light admitting no controversy and no denial to those who receive it to whom it gives the power to become the sons of God. The real efficiency of every word is found in the disclosure of itself as the light which comes down from heaven.

Lesson 117 - 6. Divisions of Philosophy - p.454

6. While the division of schools of philosophy into materialistic, realistic and idealistic is simple and fundamental, it does not express with any fullness and exactness the very variable facts before us. We offer, therefore, a second division more suggestive of this complexity.*

Constructive Idealism. Idealism.

Materialism. Constructive Materialism.


We draw attention to the direct contrasts of the inner circle, of realism to nihilism, of materialism to idealism;

* Consult recent British Philosophy.

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