Essays and Addresses

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byBernard Bosanquet

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...army, is not a mere fact of sense; for not only does it need mind to perceive it--a heap of sand does that--but it also needs mind to make it. The world of these governing factss of life is the world of the things not seen, the object of reason, the world of the H truly infinite and Divine. It is, of course, a false antithesis to contrast seeing with the bodily eye and seeing with the mind's eye. The seeing eye is always the mind's eye. The distinction between sense and spirit or intellect is a distinction within the mind, just as is St. Paul's opposition between the spirit and the flesh. Nevertheless the mind that only sees colour--sense or sense-perception--is different from the mind that sees beauty, the self-conscious spirit. The latter includes the former, but the former does not include the latter. To the one the colour is the ultimate fact; to the other it is an element in a thing of beauty. This relation prevails throughout between the world of sense and the world above sense. The " things not seen," philosophically speaking, are no world of existences or of intelligences co-ordinate with and severed from this present world. They are a value, an import, a significance, super-added to the phenomenal world, which may thus be said, though with some risk of misunderstanding, to be degraded into a symbol. The house, the cathedral, the judge's robe, the general's uniform, are ultimate facts for the child or the I savage; but for the civilized man they are symbols of domestic / life, of the Church, and of the State. Even where the supra/ sensuous world has its purest expression, in the knowledge. and will of intelligent beings, it presupposes a sensuous world ' as the material of ideas and of actions. " This" world and the " other" world are...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...army, is not a mere fact of sense; for not only does it need mind to perceive it--a heap of sand does that--but it also...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021721018X

ISBN - 13:9780217210188

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