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The philosophy of despair

Author: David Starr Jordan
Publisher: San Francisco : Paul Elder and Morgan Shepard, 1902.
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Distillation of the wisdom of the ages looking at mankind's essential feebleness and finitude in an infinite and inscrutable universe. The author argues that neither optimism nor pessimism makes sense, only wisdom in the form of knowing what to do next.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jordan, David Starr, 1851-1931.
Philosophy of despair.
San Francisco, P. Elder and M. Shepard 1902
(OCoLC)613198937
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Starr Jordan
OCLC Number: 242188
Description: 39 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: by David Starr Jordan.

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Distillation of the wisdom of the ages looking at mankind's essential feebleness and finitude in an infinite and inscrutable universe. The author argues that neither optimism nor pessimism makes sense, only wisdom in the form of knowing what to do next.

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