Fundamental Problems; The Method Of Philosophy As A Systematic Arrangement Of Knowledge

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byPaul Carus

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1889. Excerpt: ... DEFINITIONS AND EXPLANATIONS. The Data of experience are perceptions. Reality is the sum total of all facts that are, or can become, objects of experience. The relativity among the objects of experience we call form. The relativity among perceptions we call formal thought. The laws of form and of formal thought are ultimately based on the self-evident principle of consistency, which is the same as the logical rule of identity, A=A. The order that prevails among the facts of reality is due to the laws of form. Upon the order of the world depends its cognizability. Methodical or systematic arrangement of experience (order among the data of experience) is possible only through the laws of formal thought. Cognition is the systematizing of experience. Cognition being the systematizing of experience ultimately leads to a unitary conception of all the data of experience; it leads to Monism. Truth is the conformity of cognition to reality. [Truth being a relation between subject and object appears to be relative in its nature. Absolute truth is a self-contradiction; it would imply cognition without a cognizing subject. At the same time it is obvious that absolute existence (in fact everything absolute) is impossible. Reality is properly called Wirklichkeit in German, derived from wirken, to take effect. Reality is not immovable and unchangeable absoluteness, but the effectiveness of things in their relations. Reality therefore implies not only existence, but the manifestation of existence also. Existence and its manifestation are not two different things; both are one. The idea of something absolutely Unknowable is therefore also untenable; it would imply the existence of an object whose existence is not manifested i. e , existence without reality; Sein ohne Wirklichkeit--which is a contrad...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1889. Excerpt: ... DEFINITIONS AND EXPLANATIONS. The Data of experience are perceptions. Reality is the sum total of all facts that are, or can become, objects of experience...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:December 31, 2011Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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