HOLYOAKE, George Jacob

Title The Origin and Nature of Secularism; showing that where freethought commonly ends secularism begins.
Publisher London Watts & Co.
Date 1896
Book ID 37517
First Edition  

Description

Original gilt-lettered brown cloth. 136 pp.. In very good condition. Clean and tight. End papers browned, minor bubbling and a couple of faint marks to lower board. Pertinent pencil annotations to f.e.p.. The author, George Holyoake (1817-1906), was influenced by Auguste Comte and his philosophy known as ‘positivism’. As the editor of the paper ‘The Reasoner’, he coined both the terms ‘secularism’ and ‘jingoism’. Holyoake was also an acquaintance of Harriet Martineau (feminist and often regarded as one of the earliest sociologists).
Price: £50.00

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