About the Book:
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is
part of the knowledge base of civilization. The book, having originated in connection
with lectures and being in the first instance intended for these, is adapted
to the horizon of students; hence its encyclopedic character; and also the interspersed
quotations, which are meant to incite to the study of the original languages,
without which a full understanding of Indian, Biblical and Greek metaphysics
is scarcely possible. Apart from these the work might be accessible, by a little
effort of thought, to every educated mind, more especially after the whole has
been read through a second time, when what has hitherto been obscure will become
perfectly clear, and indeed the whole will first appear in its true light.
The table of contents, forming a series of questions on all
the chief points of philosophy, is designed to facilitate repetition and meditation,
which should be unremittingly practiced.