Item 65 - Letter from J.R. Seeley to Henry Sidgwick

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Letter from J.R. Seeley to Henry Sidgwick


  • 10 May [1866?] (Creation)

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Explains that he did not mean for Sidgwick to take his comments on Grote as he did. Claims that he was very glad to see the criticism, and claims that he learnt from it. Refers to Grote's arguments from moral history, and complains of him having called Seeley a humbug in relation to his method of investigation of the Gospels. Promises to write 'on the other subjects in a day or two, particularly on that distincion between moralist and legislator', in slighting which, he claims, Sidgwick quite missed the point of the book.

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