Science: Goad Joad

Philosopher Cyril Edwin Mitchinson Joad of the University of London is by turns persuasive, glib, caustic, profound. In Return to Philosophy, Common Sense Ethics, Mind and Matter and other books, he has furnished, he says, "a restatement in modern terms of certain traditional beliefs." He argues that reason, "properly employed," can arrive at truth. A praiser of times past, he dislikes Sigmund Freud, Aldous Huxley, D. H. Lawrence, Stravinsky music, surrealist painting, modern advertising. His objection to science appears to be that it does not provide enough digestive pills of wisdom to go with its banquet of knowledge.

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