"I’ve finally come to the conclusion that in him and his like I shall never find the solution to the problems that interest me."
Herbert Spencer
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Reference is made here to the English philosopher Herbert Spencer's ideas on socio-political issues, but Levin having found a greater cause to live for, having gained his salvation, his eternal happiness, no longer feels the need to discuss these intellectual matters. Spencer lived between 1820 and 1903 and must have been infuential on Tolstoy's own ideas.