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Last evening the University Debating Society held the last meeting of tho session. Dr Parker presided, and there was a good attendance. During the earlier part of the evening sodjs were rendered by Miis Fcarce, M.A., and Mr J. L. Salmond, a pianoforte solo by Miss Murray, and recitations by Miss M'Kerrow and Mr E. S. Baldwin, all of which items were well received. Profenaor Dunlop, D.D., then read an essay on " Philosophy ; its Aim and Value " —a subject which, as Dr Salmond in moving the vote of thanks said, the essayist was peculiarly fitted for handling, both from his extensive reading aud, no less, because of his broad views. ' The essayist illustrated the aims of philosophy by giving a nnmber of the defluitions propounded by timinoat writers, and from them showed how valuable this form of study was, whether as a disciplinary exercise, or because as rational beings we cannot but philosophise, and therefore should learn to do so correctly. He showed also how this was the science which aimed at enabling us to grasp the entire uuiverje as a unified whole, and therefore formed, as it were, the science of which the particular sciences were hut branches. He concluded by expressing his belief that the cud of science aad religion was one; that they were both striving for the, same goal. A vote of thanks to the lecturer was carried by acclimation. During the evening refreshments were handed round by the ladies, and a memorable session was closed with cheers in their honour.

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OTAGO UNIVERSITY DEBATING SOCIETY., Otago Daily Times, Issue 10161, 22 September 1894

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OTAGO UNIVERSITY DEBATING SOCIETY. Otago Daily Times, Issue 10161, 22 September 1894