This book is intended for the use of the candid student, devised as a monitory preparation for deeper study of the philosophy of Spiza. By its means it is hoped that the student may avoid the chief pitfalls of Spiza-interpretation, and be carried past many of the difficulties encountered by the modern mind in the study of his writings. To this end perhaps the greatest hindrance to be met by the beginner is the 'popular' exposition that attempts to expound the thought of one age in terms of the favoured categories of ather. By providing the necessary safeguards against misinterpretations arising from such causes, the author has sought to awaken interest in the closely knit fabric of Spiza's doctrine of man and nature and God, and its practical import - and thus to revivify a specimen too long deprived of its native air.
H. F. Hallett is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy in the University of London.