A Discourse on the Studies of the University (Victorian Library)

Sedgwick, Adam (with an Introduction by Eric Ashby & Mary Anderson.)

Published by Leicester University Press, Leicester, 1969
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This volume reprints the expanded, published version of the discourse given in 1832 in Trinity College Cambridge. Adam Sedgwick dealt with two controversial issues of his time; the significance of the new geological data about the origins of the earth, and the attitude which Christians should adopt towards the theory of utility. Sedgwick was one of the great figures of Cambridge. He had made geology popular, he had a captivating personality, with an unusual following among the younger members of the University, and he was active as a reformer. His comments were of immediate relevance to the university curriculum, which was then excessively circumscribed and artificial. Sedgwick's purpose was to show the proper interpretation which should be placed on science and philosophy. Much of his sermon, in modern term. , is equally relevant to present-day problems, especially the theme that there is more to life than intellectual understanding and his concern with the criteria for moral judgements. This edition has an introduction by Sir Eric Ashby, Master of Clare College Cambridge, and Mary Anderson. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 109 pages. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Top edge pink; Gilt titles spine with gilt series logo front cover; blue faux leather; Includes appendices; Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Philosophy; Geology; Cambridge University; Religion & Theology; England; 19th century; Education. ISBN: 0718550048. ISBN/EAN: 9780718550042. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2573. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: The substance of the following Discourse was delivered in the Chapel of Trinity College, on the day of the annual Commemoration in December last, and is published at the request of the junior members of the Society, to whom it was more immediately addressed. As the long delay in its publication requires some apology, the Author begs leave to state, that the request, on which he is now acting, first reached him during the christmas vacation, when he was absent from the University ;and that for some weeks after his return he was so much occupied in completing a course of lectures and in passing two memoirs through the press, that the Lent Term had nearly expired before he had time to revise his MS for the printer. Without any further delay it w-is then struck off as far as page 33 ;and he hoped to have published it at the commencement of the EasterT
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Title: A Discourse on the Studies of the University...
Publisher: Leicester University Press, Leicester
Publication Date: 1969
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: As New
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