This volume contains James Harvey Robinson’s 1895 work, "The Mind in the Making". It is a fascinating collection of essays on the relationship between intelligence and social reform, that explores the development of the human mind and how it shaped society. This book is highly recommended for those with an interest in the development of civilisation, and it constitutes a veritable must-read for fans of Robinson’s work. The chapters of this volume include: “On the Purpose of this Volume”, “Three Disappointed Methods of Reform”, “On Various Kinds of Thinking”, “Rationalizing”, “How Creative Thought Transforms the World”, “Our Animal Heritage – The Nature of Civilization”, “Our Savage Mind”, etcetera. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.
'For me, I think James Harvey Robinson is going to be almost as important as was Huxley in my adolescence, and William James in later years. It is a cardinal book. I question whether in the long run people may not come to it, as making a new initiative into the world's thoughts and methods' From the Introduction by H.G.Wells