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The Pathfinder - Or, The Inland Sea
A narrative of adventure in the forests on the southern shore of Lake Ontario and on the waters of the lake, and of military life on one of the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence.
Mercedes Of Castile - Or, The Voyage To Cathay
The voyage of Columbus in search of Cathay, the name given by Marco Polo, a Venetian traveler of the thirteenth century, to a region in eastern Asia, supposed to be northern China, furnishes the setting for this story.
The Deerslayer
It was long after Cooper had written The Prairie, in which he describes the death of his hero, that he wrote The Deerslayer, where Natty Bumppo, the Deerslayer, Leather-Stocking, the Pathfinder, or Hawk-Eye—the various names under which he is known—makes his appearance as a young hunter.
The Two Admirals
The events related in this story occurred in the reign of George II, previous to the Old French War, as it is called in America.
Wing And Wing
IT was at the height of the Napoleonic period, especially glorious to those who love the sea and ships for its feats in naval warfare, that the good people of the little town of Porto Ferrajo, on the island of Elba, were intensely excited by the sight of a long, low, black lugger bearing down for that port.
Wynadotte - Or, The Hutted Knoll
A story of the beginnings of the American Revolution, detailing the life and sufferings of an isolated family of culture and refinement in the middle of New York State, in a settlement subject to the attacks of savages.
Stanstoe - Or, The Littlepage Manuscripts
This story, the first of three entitled The Littlepage Manuscripts, is a tale of the Colony of New York, dealing especially with the settlement of the country northeast of Albany, now included in Washington County.
Afloat And Ashore
This story is one of the author's favorite sea-tales, and is believed to be partly autobiographical.
Miles Wallingford
The pictures of town and country, and of social customs, in Miles Wallingford were drawn from the author's personal experiences and memories of his boyhood.
The Chainbearer - Or, The Little Page Manuscripts
The date of the scenes in this story, the fourth instalment of the Littlepage Manuscripts, is immediately after the War of the Revolution, in which most of the characters had taken part.
The Redskins - Or, Indian And Injin
This is a story of the anti-rent troubles in New York State in 1840-1847, growing out of the looseness of views regarding property peculiar to the semi-barbarous conditions of a new settlement.
The Crater - Or, Vulcan's Peak
In this motto, from a poem. by William Cullen Bryant, we have the idea, and possibly the suggestion, of this story, in which is narrated the birth, life, and death of a volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean.
The Oak Openings - Or, The Bee Hunter
The time of this story is 1812, in the beginning of the second war with Great Britain. The scene is in the southwestern part of the great peninsula which is now the State of Michigan, on the little Kalamazoo river, an affluent of Lake Michigan.
The Sea Lions
No one of Cooper's tales of adventure has been more popular with young and older readers than this romance of hidden treasure and the perils of the ocean.
The Ways Of The Hour
The object of this story, the last novel written by Cooper, is to draw attention to some of the social evils besetting American institutions, especially those in connection with the administration of justice.
Beginnings Of Ethical Thought In The Rig Veda
THE Rig Veda may seem a somewhat barren field for the study of Ethics. There is in it no ethical speculation in the strict sense, and even moral conduct receives but small attention.
Magic And Sacrifice
IN the literature that stands nearest to the Rig Veda we are brought face to face with a world of thought in which there is little place for ethical conceptions. Magical and sacrificial ideas obscure almost everything else.
IT might, at first sight, seem reasonable, from the point of view of history, to pass next to the great speculative movement, the chief records of which are preserved in the Upanishads ; since that movement clearly appeared before the Hindu law of conduct — dharma.
The Ehtics Of The Upanishads
In the Upanishads we see it in its speculative mood. The two moods are never absolutely independent of each other; one seldom occupies the mind to the complete exclusion of the other ; for we find even in the Brahmanas occasional flashes of philosophical thought, while intermingled with the philosophy of the Upanishads we find mythology, superstition, and ritual teaching.
The Ehtics Of The Upanishads - Pt. 2
So there is recognized in the Upanishads in these various ways the duty of kindness towards others, the duty of liberality, hospitality, and alms-giving, each of these virtues having a different root.
Buddhist And Jain Ethics, And Egoistic Hedonism
THERE are contained in the Upanishads the germs of the great Hindu philosophical systems. The most famous of these is the Vedanta, a system of philosophy which found its ablest and most impressive exponent in Sankaracharya.
Buddhist And Jain Ehtics - Pt. 2
It used to be popularly believed that the Jains were simply a sect of Buddhists, but for many years now it has been clearly established that they are a religious community with a distinct origin and history.
Buddhist And Jain Ehtics - Pt. 3
Buddhism and Jainism departed from the doctrine of the infallibility of the Veda, and on the basis of certain principles which were common to Indian thought erected structures of their own.
The New Ethic Of The Bhagavadgita
WE have noted how in the Rig Veda there were to be seen what might have been the beginnings of a truly ethical religion, had not the stream of religious thought been diverted into other channels.
Ethics Of The Six Systems Of Philosophy
IN the course of our study of the Upanishads it was indicated that there were to be found in them various philosophical theories. This point was not elaborated, as it was said that the ethical outcome of the different doctrines was to all intents and purposes the same.
Ethical Implications Of The Bhakti Movement
IT is necessary now to turn back and to give some attention to certain currents of thought which we have so far to a large extent ignored. During the four or five centuries preceding the Christian era the idea of incarnation was taking shape, resulting in the recognition of Vishnu with his various incarnations as objects of worship on the same footing as Brahma.
Ethical Tendencies In Modern Hindu Thought
THE ethical thought which we have been considering throughout the course of this study has been conducted, in the greatest part of it at least, in view of a social order of a fixed and stable character.
Outstanding Features Of Hindu Ethical Thought
OUR historical survey of Hindu ethics will have served to show how different in many ways the Hindu point of view is from that generally held by the modern European.
THE doctrines of karma and samsara, which in Indian thought are so closely bound up together, merit discussion in a separate chapter because of the great importance that they have had in the ethical thinking of the Hindus.
Hindu Asceticism
So we are led to the conclusion that Hindu asceticism as defended by philosophic thought does not partake of the nature of ethical activity.
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