Originally published in 1937. This book addresses the importance of the theory of values that rests on a general metaphysical understanding founded on a comprehensive view of all aspects of the world. The author speaks against the absolutist theories with a realistic one encompassing a theory of space and time and considering value as an object of immediate intuition. These great philosophical questions feed into discussions of the philosophy of religion and of science. Garnett distinguishes between spiritual and other values on the ground that the spiritual values are not subjective to satiety, while other values are. He contends that our knowledge of mind is as direct and reliable as our knowledge of the physical world. This is an important early book by an influential 20th Century thinker.

chapter Chapter I|31 pages

Subject and Object

chapter Chapter II|29 pages

Structure and Process: Objective

chapter Chapter III|27 pages

Structure and Process: Subjective

chapter Chapter IV|24 pages

Appearance and Reality

chapter Chapter V|30 pages

The Self and The World

chapter Chapter VI|27 pages

Value: Objective and Subjective

chapter Chapter VII|22 pages

Value and Will

chapter Chapter VIII|25 pages

Value and Will (continued)

chapter Chapter IX|21 pages


chapter Chapter X|24 pages


chapter Chapter XI|31 pages

Moral Values

chapter Chapter XII|15 pages