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On The Use And Abuse Of The Proverb: Charity Begins At Home (1859)

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: |ltt The charge of corrupting philosophy by the use of language is one which must always possess a certain amount of truth, and one to which the English writer is far more liable than was his Greek predecessor, since the instruments with which he has to work are both fewer and of a ruder kind; the phraseology which he possesses for the communication of his thoughts is at once less copious and less clear. The inadequacy of the words of ordinary language for the purposes of philosophy, is a difficulty which is well known and felt by all the studeuts of that science, in its various forms; while, on the other hand, they are met by the no less perplexing fact, that it is impossible to render their exoteric discourses and writings intelligible otherwise than by the employment of such ordinary terms. Such is the dilemma in which they are placed : they must either teach their readers, as it were, a new language, or they must be content to use words and phrases which are far from being adapted to the conceptions they are designed to represent. It is the moral philosopher, who most of all is exposed to these difficulties,?who, being concerned with the matter of every-day life, is most of all constrained to clothe his thoughts in such commonplace language,?who, treating of principles and duties which pertain unto all, in which all feel that they are concerned, and the discussion of which they therefore consider should be carried on in terms such as all can understand,?is thus especially withheld from introducing any innovation in diction; while the ordinary terms relating to the subject with which he deals are, in many cases, already perverted from their proper meaning by misapprehension or prejudice. And nowhere perhaps does he meet with such glaring misapplication of language, now...

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781120333537
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1120333539
Paperback
Publishing year: 2009
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
40 Pages
Weight: 0,118 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

Book in our database since 2009-12-12T15:34:15+00:00 (London)
Detail page last modified on 2020-11-09T05:32:34+00:00 (London)
ISBN/EAN: 9781120333537

ISBN - alternate spelling:
1-120-33353-9, 978-1-120-33353-7


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