Co 3. PREFATORY NOTE i Nthe Lent Term, igo6, the author was called upon to undertake the duties of the Dunkin Lectureship in Sociology at Manchester College, Oxford. The courses of lectures on this foundation are short and open to the public, and hardly provide scope for the discussion of the fundamental principles of Sociology as a science. They are, consequently, concerned in general either with some special social problem or with philosophical considerations bearing, more or less directly, on social life. For the present course the subject of Humanism was selected, as having a special interest at that particular time and place. The object of the lectures, however, was not to discuss recent philosophical theories that have been put forward under this name, but rather to bring out the wider bearings of the point of view that seems to be more properly characterized by it. Courses of lectures of this kind are intended to have a certain general interest; and it is, as a rule, desirable that the substance of them should be published.
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