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ESSAYS

SCIENTIFIC AND PHILOSOPHICAL

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BY THE SAME AUTHOR.

LECTURES AND PAPERS ON THE

HISTORY OF THE REFORMA-
TION IN ENGLAND AND ON THE
CONTINENT.

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Demy Svo, 16s.

SCIENCE AND THE FAITH :
ESSAYS IN APOLOGETIC SUBJECTS.

Crown 8vo, 6s.
“Very able and interesting essays by one of the ablest of our
clergymen. Seems to us full of ability and candour, and
of largeness of speculative grasp.”The Spectator.

“His grasp on the history of philosophy shows that the fine old Oxford tradition of Science' is still understood and maintained.”—The Saturday Review.

LONDON: KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH, TRÜBNER & Co., LTD.

SCIENTIFIC AND PHILOSOPHICAL

BY THE LATE in

1849 - 1890
AUBREY L. MOORE, M.A.

HONORARY CANON OF CHRIST CHURCH, OXFORD
EXAMINING CHAPLAIN TO THE LORD BISHOP OF OXFORD

TUTOR OF ST. MARY MAGDALEN AND KEBLE COLLEGES

WITH

MEMOIRS OF THE AUTHOR

LONDON

KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH, TRÜBNER & CO., LTD.

1890

(The rights of translation and of reproduction

are

reserved.)

PREFACE.

THE welcome accorded to “Science and the Faith makes it unnecessary to apologize for the publication of a companion volume. If any such apology were needed, it would be found in the fact that Aubrey Moore had in his lifetime contemplated such a sequel, and had set aside about half of the papers contained in this volume for that purpose.

It is more necessary to say a word in explanation of the choice of the other papers and of their arrangement. They may seem at first miscellaneous, and but slightly connected; for they represent Aubrey Moore's work as a reviewer, as a lecturer (papers VII. and VIII. being notes of lectures given in his course upon the Ethics of Aristotle), and as a preacher (the two last having been composed as University Sermons). The arrangement passes from Natural Science through Moral and Metaphysical Philosophy to more definite Theology. But any who look beneath the surface will find a striking unity underlying all. There is

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