Genius and his Environment
Literature and Knowledge Publishing
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Genius and his Environment

Literature and Knowledge Publishing

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“Psychological science has reached a sort of understanding in these recent
years of the individual and of the social setting in which he customarily
disports himself; and the duty now devolves upon it of dealing with the
exceptions to the rule. No one will be disposed to deny certainly that the
genius is in some way exceptional; and if any instance can, by showing what
society is not, cast light on what it is, the genius is the man to question.
So it is my purpose in this paper to endeavor to understand him, as far as may
be, without putting ourselves in his shoes; for apart from the inherent
difficulty of assuming his exceptional role, it may for another reason be more
comfortable not to do so, for under the exceptions to our social rule we are
forced to include also these other extremes found in the weak-minded and the

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