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On the Significance of Science and Art

By Tolstoy, Leo

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Title: On the Significance of Science and Art  
Author: Tolstoy, Leo
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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CHAPTER I: {1} The justification of all persons who have freed themselves from toil is now founded on experimental, positive science. The scientific theory is as follows:- For the study of the laws of life of human societies, there exists but one indubitable method, the positive, experimental, critical method Only sociology, founded on biology, founded on all the positive sciences, can give us the laws of humanity. Humanity, or human communities, are the organisms already prepared, or still in process of formation, and which are subservient to all the laws of the evolution of organisms. One of the chief of these laws is the variation of destination among the portions of the organs. Some people command, others obey. If some have in superabundance, and others in want, this arises not from the will of God, not because the empire is a form of manifestation of personality, but because in societies, as in organisms, division of labor becomes indispensable for life as a whole. Some people perform the muscular labor in societies; others, the mental labor....

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