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We have to acknowledge the receipt of Knowledge and Reality,

by Bernard Bosanquet, M.A. (Kagan Pan], Trench, and Co.)—This is described as "a criticism of Mr. F. H. Bradley's Principles of Logic,' " a work noticed in these columns some little time ago. The criticism is of a friendly kind, or rather is suggested by the con- viction that Mr. Bradley's book "deserves," to use Mr. Bosanquet's expression, "to be epoch-making in English philosophy." Its object, to quote again from the author's preface, is " to show how Mr. Bradley's essential and original conceptions might be disengaged from some peculiarities which he apparently shares with reactionary logic."—With this may be mentioned a book which aims at giving some simple teaching in another branch of philosophy, the ethical, Active Principles ; or, Elements of Moral Science. By John H. Godwin. (James Clarke and Co.)—Professor Godwin divides his subject into three parts, " Mental Feelings," " Volition," " Moral Perceptions and Sentiments." We may particularly recommend the chapter on "Conscience," which seems to state the subject in a lucid and reasonable way.