The Old Pike

Author: Thomas B. Searight
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 1331729637
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Excerpt from The Old Pike: A History of the National Road, With Incidents, Accidents, and Anecdotes Thereon Old' volumes of classic lore, but an accurate and complete history of its inception, purpose, construction and development, with the inci dents, accidents and anecdotes, which of necessity were connected with it, seems never to have been written. This should not be said of the great National Road of the United States of America. The Appian Way has been called the Queen of Roads. We claim for our National highway that it was the King of Roads. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Indigo Doves

Author: Marie Masters
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781524581787
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Successful Indiana realtor Jacob Bildburg flips houses for a hefty profit. But none has turned his world upside down like the two hundred-year-old property at 126 Rosemund Drive. An unfortunate accident takes him on an odyssey through the stories of a group of wayward women and the broken souls who lived at the address during the American Civil War. He becomes obsessed with discovering the truth behind the original thick beams and strangely vaulted ceilings. Thanks to his unlikely narrator—who has a rare, innate talent for vividly revealing the building’s deepest secrets—he gets a firsthand account of a poignant example of war’s ugliness juxtaposed with true beauty.

Guide To Reprints

Author: Albert James Diaz
Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co
ISBN: 3598239076
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The Subject Guide divides works into over 200 subject groups, facilitating targeted searches by the subject fields. Both parts of the Guide to Reprints contain an Index of Persons as Subject providing fast and reliable access to reprints focussing on specific individuals and their work. Each part also comes with an index of publishers and distributors worldwide along with all relevant information.

Southwest Heritage A Literary History With Bibliography

Author: Mabel Major
Publisher: Burman Press
ISBN: 9781406770926
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PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...

The New Realism Cooperative Studies In Philosophy

Author: Edwin B. Holt
Publisher: READ BOOKS
ISBN: 1443722294
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THE NEW REALISM COOPERATIVE STUDIES IN PHILOSOPHY by EDWIN B. HOLT WALTER. Originally published in 1911. PREFACE: ON July 21, 1910, we published a brief article entitled The Program and First Platform of Six Kealists l in which we indicated the direction philosophical inquiry ought to take. We there asserted that advance would be facilitated by cooperative investigations and the drafting of the platform was a first attempt to confirm this belief. The present volume continues, on a larger scale, the work there inaugurated and we hope it will be followed by other col lections of studies. The introductory essay voices our common opinions. The other essays do so only in part. It has seemed best to publish them with out laboring for complete unanimity, inasmuch as their agreements quite overshadow their differences. They have been written after prolonged conferences. A few important debatable topics are briefly discussed by dissenting members in the Appendix. DECEMBER 31, 1911.Contents include: INTRODUCTION SECTION PAG L THE HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE OP THE NEW REALISM ... 2 1. Naive realism, 2 2. Dualism, 4 3. Subjectivism of the Berkeleian type, 6 4. Subjectivism of the Kantian type, 8 6. The new realism, 9. II. THE REALISTIC POLEMIC 11 1. The fallacy of argument from the ego-centric predicament, 11 2. The fallacy of pseudo-simplicity, 12 3. The fallacy of exclusive particularity, 14 4. The fallacy of definition by initial predication, 15 5. The speculative dogma, 16 6. The error of verbal suggestion, 18 7. The fallacy of illicit importance, 19. O. THE REALISTIC PROGRAM OF REFORM 21 1. The scrupulous use of words, 21 2. Definition, 22 3. Analysis, 24 4. Regard for logical form, 26. 6. Division of the question, 26 6. Explicit agreement, 28 7. The separa tion of philosophical research from the study of the history of philosophy, 30. IV, REALISM AS A CONSTRUCTIVE PHILOSOPHY 31 1. Implications of the rejection of subjectivism, 32 2. Impli cations of the rejection of anti-intellectualism, 32 3. Monism and pluralism, 33 4. Knowledge and its object the independ ence of the object, 33 5. Identity of content and thing known, 34 6. Platonic realism, 35 7. Summary, 35. V. REALISM AND THE SPECIAL SCIENCES 36 1. The general attitude of realism to the special sciences, 86 2. Realism and psychology, 37 3. Realism and biology, 39 4. The relation of realism to logic and the mathematical sci ences, 40 5. Realism as a basis for cooperation, 41. THE EMANCIPATION OF METAPHYSICS FROM EPISTEMOLOGY BY WALTER T. MARVIN I. THE ISSUE BETWEEN DOGMATISM AND CRITICISM .... 45 1. Epistemology regarded as a science logically prior to all other sciences, 45 2. Epistemology regarded as a science of the limits vii viii and possibility of knowledge, 46 3. Epistemology regarded as a, j theory of reality, 474. Summary, 496. The propositions held by the dogmatist in opposition to criticism, 49 6. The con clusion which this essay will endeavor to establish, 60. II. THE THBOKY OF KNOWLEDGE NOT LOGICALLY FUNDAMENTAL . 61 1. Two errors suspected to be present in the argument of the criticist, 61 2. Logic is not a science of the laws of thought, 62 3. The subject matter of logic, 62 4. This subject matter is non-mental, 62 6. Logic is not the art of correct thinking, 63 6. The way in which we use logic in our thinking, 64 7. Sum mary, 66 8. Ambiguity of the word 4 knowledge the knowing process and the thing known, 66 9. The subsistence of proposi tions, 67 10. Conclusion, 60. HI...