1st Edition

Reflections on Life and Religion Sir James Baillie

Edited By Sir Walter Moberly, Oliver de Selincourt Copyright 1952
    292 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1952, Reflections on Life and Religion is a collection of selected entries made by Sir James Baillie from 1893 to his death. These entries, preserved as MS. Volumes labeled “Privatissima”, are a record of the inner mind of a thinker of wide culture who enjoyed extensive contacts with public affairs as well as with worlds of philosophy and education.  

    The book is divided into three main sections dealing with religion; ethical and social philosophy; and metaphysics and theory of knowledge. Each of these sections is further divided into several shorter subsections, in accordance with the requirements of the subject area. The appendix contains a number of short entries which could not find a suitable place in the main body of the text.

    This volume will be a fascinating read for anyone interested in religion, philosophy, and particularly metaphysics.

    Introduction 1. Religion 2. Human Nature and Conduct 3. The World and our Knowledge of it Appendix


    Sir Walter Moberly was a British academic. He was Chairman of the University Grants Committee from 1935 to 1949 and the first Principal of St Catherine's Foundation from 1949 to 1955.

    Oliver de Selincourt