The Works of the Duke of Argyll: Containing the Reign of Law, the Unity of Nature (Classic Reprint)

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IN preparing a Fifth Edition of this work, I have to ac knowledge the favor - far greater than I expected - with which it has been received. The argument which it maintains is at variance with the philosophy of some of the most active and popular thinkers of the time and on a few important points-it deviates from the view commonly adopted by men with whom I am more generally agreed. Some adverse comment was there fore not only to be expected but desired. Most sincerely do I thank those who, in numerous Journals and Reviews, have undertaken this duty, for the uniformly courteous and even kindly spirit in which their criticisms have been expressed.

In this Edition no alteration has been made involving any change of principle or opinion. Here and there words have been added or removed according as individual passages appear to have been misunderstood. Throughout some of the chap ters substantial additions have been made in reply, direct or indirect, to my principal opponents, whilst discussions, more detailed than were suitable for the text, have been committed to Notes at the end of the volume.

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