Animism

Fairy Tale
Animism

Fairy Tale

“We are still beguiled by this other fairy tale: that a group of liberal-minded reformers can take charge of the economy and approximate a free and equal society.” ~Max Eastman

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Animal Egoism
Animism

Animal Egoisms

“The crude animal egoisms of men and classes of men thus grab ideas and use them, not as heroic lights to action, but as blinds to hide inaction or actions that are too base.” ~Max Eastman

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States of Passion
Animism

States of Passion

“The most persistent and most threatening enemy of the scientific attitude is the disposition of men to think what they want to think, to bend the results, and pervert its authority, to the support of their purposes and states of passion.” ~Max Eastman

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Common Sense
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Common Sense

“The ability to rest in doubt, to withhold belief where belief is not warranted by methodological investigation is indispensable to expert common sense and it is the part most difficult for amateurs to learn.” ~Max Eastman

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Mix the Facts
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Mix the Facts

Marx “learned, as all good classical philosophers do, to mix the facts and the animistic presuppositions so intricately that it takes a lifetime to divide them.” ~Max Eastman

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Changeless
Animism

The Changeless

“Science has always occupied itself with changes, and animism has survived for the most part as an assertion of the Changeless which lies behind and beyond them.” ~Max Eastman

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