At Darmstadt, Germany, lives a slender ascetic gentleman in life's early autumn; bald over the temples, high and round of brow, thinly bearded and of a faintly Oriental cast of countenance. He is Count Hermann Keyserling, philosopher. He conducts a School of Wisdom, where mature thinkers go by petition or invitation to contemplate problems of great moment to mankind; where philosophical treatises are conceived, prescribed, submitted, criticized, developed, issued to the world. Count Keyserling's chief preoccupation is with the Western World, whose soul and mind he and others (notably Herr Doktor Oswald...

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