This vintage book contains Herbert Spencer's 1897 philosophical treatise, "First Principles". This fascinating book deals chiefly with the dualism of religion and science, exploring both subjects within a philosophical paradigm. This volume is a must-read for those with an interest in the work of Herbert Spencer, and it would make for a great addition to collections of philosophical literature. The chapters of this book include: "The Unknowable", "Religion and Science", "Ultimate Religious Ideas", "Ultimate Scientific Ideas", "The Relativity of all Knowledge", "The Reconciliation", Postscript to Part I", "Philosophy Defined", etcetera. Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903) was an esteemed English philosopher, anthropologist, biologist, and sociologist. This vintage volume was first published in 1897, and is being republished now in an affordable, modern edition - complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.