Academy,  2 (1870–71), 213–15.

[Review of Critical Miscellanies, by John Morley]

G A Simcox



Publications reviewed:

Morley 1871


Positivism, Progress, Scientism

    Suggests that although John Morley is 'a very independent adherent' of the tenets of Auguste Comte, the 'primary importance of these full and thoughtful essays is that they are applications of a doctrine which the majority of educated men regard, perhaps with better reason, with something of the angry contempt with which Marcus Aurelius regarded Christianity, and which in spite of their contempt is making progress which they ought to find alarming' (213). Also details Morley's views on 'the healing effects of science approached in the positive spirit' (215).

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