Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller



From The Varieties of Religious Experience, 1902 by William James

My thanks for help in writing these lectures are due to Edwin D. Starbuck, of Stanford University, who made over to me his large collection of manuscript material ; to Henry W. Rankin, of East Northfield, a friend unseen but proved, to whom I owe precious information ; to Theodore Flourney, of Geneva, to Canning Schiller of Oxford, and to my colleague Benjamin Rand, for documents ; to my colleague Dickinson S. Miller, and to my friends, Thomas Wren Ward, of New York, and Wincenty Lutosławski, late of Cracow, for important suggestions and advice. Finally, to conversations with the lamented Thomas Davidson and to the use of his books, at Glenmore, above Keene Valley, I owe more obligations than I can well express. [Harvard University, March, 1902.]

New York : Modern Library 1929, p. xviii.



" It never occurred to Aristotle to question the adequacy of words to express thoughts, or of propositions to represent the meaning contained in human judgments. The gamut of criticism to which Aristotelian formal logic has been subjected ranges from Bridgman's challenge to the suitability of Aristotle's verbal precision for the needs and actual operations of science to the statement by Korzybski that there is no reason to assume a correlation between Aristotle's logic and either the structure of the universe or the workings of man's consciousness.  "

New York : King's Crown Press 1955, p. 30.


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