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By the time John Brown hung from the gallows for his crimes at Harper’s Ferry, Northern abolitionists had made him a ““holy martyr” of their crusade opposed to Southern slave proprietors. This Northern hatred for Southerners lengthy predated their objections to slavery. They have been confident that New England, whose spokesmen had all started the yank Revolution, must have been the chief of the recent state. as an alternative, that they had been displaced through Southern ““slavocrats” like Thomas Jefferson.

This malevolent envy exacerbated the South’s maximum worry: a race warfare. Jefferson’s cry, ““We are really to be pitied,” summed up their dread. for many years, extremists in either areas flung insults and threats, growing intractable enmities. through 1861, just a civil conflict that will kill 1000000 males may possibly keep the Union.

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89] Fechner’s Principle of Stability paraphrases the Second Law of Thermodynamics by postulating that a system must continue to change until full stability is attained, at which point no further alteration can be generated from the inside of the system. Fechner, like Spencer, gives no indication of knowing about the corresponding theoretical developments in physics, although he does refer to a theory of the Leipzig astronomer and physicist Johann Karl Friedrich Zollner [73]. Toward the end of his speculations, Fechner added a note in which he related his stability principle to the experiences of pleasure and pain.

Nijhoff, The Hague, Netherlands, 1954. 50 [54] [55] [56] [57] [58] [59] [60] [61] [62] [63] [64] [65] [66] [67] [68] [69] [70] [71] [72] [73] RUDOLF ARNHEIM Blaise Pascal. Pens´ees. Editions Vari´et´es, Montreal, QC, Canada, 1944. Max Planck. Die einheit des physikalischen weltbildes. pages 28–51. In [58]. Max Planck. Eight lectures on theoretical physics. Columbia, NYC, 1915. Max Planck. Einfuhrung in die Theorie der Warme. Hirzel, Leipzig, Germany, 1930. Max Planck. Vortrage und Erinnerungen.

Within a narrow span of duration and space the work of art concentrates a view of the human condition; and sometimes it marks the steps of progression, just as a man climbing the dark stairs of a medieval tower assures himself by the changing sights glimpsed through its narrow windows that he is getting somewhere after all. 48 RUDOLF ARNHEIM R EFERENCES [1] Henry Adams. The degradation of the democratic dogma. Peter Smith, NYC, 1949. [2] Grant Allen. Physiological Aesthetics. Appleton, NYC, 1877.

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