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The Recovery of Belief — A Restatement of Christian Philosophy - C. E. M. Joad

Faber & Faber, 1953, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with some loss at the head of the spine and the top corners.

3rd Impression. [First Edition: 1952] From the author’s note: “Though the reading of this book is for the most part plain sailing in the sense that it demands nothing from the reader but normal intelligence, reasonable education, patience and goodwill, some of the chapters are definitely “stiffer” than others. Chapters IV to VIII treat of matters which belong to philosophy, while Chapter V, which deals also with science, assumes a nodding acquaintance with the conclusions of modern physics. This is not so serious as it sounds since, living as we do in an intellectual climate which science has formed, most educated people, I find, possess this acquaintance, even if they possess no other, while, as to the philosophy, I have long held that any philosopher who takes the trouble to master the art of writing clearly and is at pains to exercise it, can explain most of the things that matter in philosophy to any reader of intelligence and goodwill, provided that the philosopher understands what lie is writing about. I ought in fairness to add that this view, which is also that of Socrates, Plato and Hume, is not shared by most contemporary philosophers. In the present instance, the claim which it embodies is chiefly tested in Chapter VIII, in which I endeavour to state my own views.”
Size: 8¼" x 5¼"
Number of Pages: 250

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