Great Throughts Treasury

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James Ferrier, fully James Frederick Ferrier

Scottish Philosopher, Writer, Professor of Civil History

"Every question in philosophy is the mask of another question; and all these masking and masked questions require to be removed and laid aside, until the ultimate but truly first question has been reached. Then, but not till them, it is possible to decipher and resolve the outside mask, and all those below it, which come before us in the first instance."