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Spencer-smashing at Washington. At

a meeting of the Washington Society for Philosophical Inquiry held January 23, 1894, the Rev. Dr. Momerie, of London, read a paper on Agnosticism, consisting chiefly of a criticism of Mr. Herbert Spencer and a de- fense of the current dualistic conception of the soul as the thinking personality or ego considered as distinct from and independent of the body. The paper was discussed by Dr. W. T. Harris and Mr. Lester F. Ward. Mr. Ward's remarks were as follows : " While Dr. Momerie was reading his able paper I could not help thinking to what a remark- able degree the views of Herbert Spencer have become the object of philosophical dis- cussion and public attack. To judge from the opposition to him in all directions one would suppose that his entire system of phi- losophy was unsound and worthless. No book, no philosophic essay, no form of dis- cussion of any question is complete that does not score him at some point. This so- ciety since its organization a year ago has been engaged in an almost uninterrupted onslaught upon his doctrines. Dr. E. L. youmans, who, when living, was the great American disciple of Spencer, used to char- acterize those who even at that date had be- gun to inveigh against him by the name of ' Spencer-smashers,' and since his death the business of Spencer-smashing has continued to increase ; but, strange as it may seem, notwithstanding all this opposition the great philosopher will not down. I am not my- self innocent of the charge of Spencer- smashing, and I thought these remarks




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