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“The function of Philosophy, we are often told, is to organise and unify knowledge. To this end it is before all things necessary to make knowledge itself an object of reflection and study.”—Ward.

“Philosophy is hard, while to think one-sidedly and to make theories which ignore the deepest instincts of our nature is not so difficult Philosophy always will be hard, and what it promises even in the end is no clear theory nor any complete understanding or vision.”—F. H. Bradley.

“But there is system and a purpose in this universe, and of this universe Man is indisputably the highest term, the consummate outcome; what has proved itself his ultimate activity, must be allowed the highest place in this system and in this purpose.”—Hutchison Stirling, Secret of Hegel.