The present volume unlike its predecessor does not contain in its notes any reference to the name of the friend to whom I have dedicated it. But my obligations to one with whom I have since we were both schoolboys constantly enjoyed the fullest and most intimate discussion of all the matters that have most concerned both or either of us and especially of the great topics of Religion and Philosophy are not to be measured by the number of such explicit references and I am scarcely less conscious of them where our agreement is least than where it is closest.
IN publishing the second series of these Lectures I have to repeat in respect of it the expression already prefixed to the first series of my gratitude to the Senatus Academicus of the University of Aberdeen for the invitation to deliver them to my own College in Oxford for leave of absence in order to avail myself of that invitation and to my wife for her aid in preparing them for delivery and for publication. I am also in regard to both series greatly indebted to the kindness both of the Editor of the Library of Philosophy and of Professor Loveday alike in correcting the proofs and in suggesting improvements in the text.
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