Books: The Correlation of Reality

THE MEETING OF EAST AND WEST: AN INQUIRY CONCERNING WORLD UNDERSTANDING (531 pp.)—F.S.C. Northrop—Macmillan ($6).

Professor Northrop, Master of Yale's Silliman College, is a man who has something important to say. What he has to say embraces so many facts with such assurance, and is so radical and so constructive, that his book may well influence history, as he seriously proposes that it should.

Written by a philosopher, it is readable by any layman who likes to see a tough problem figured out step by step without shirking—a method which the author uses to...

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