Modern Classical Philosophers; Selections Illustrating Modern Philosophy From Bruno To Spencer by Benjamin RandModern Classical Philosophers; Selections Illustrating Modern Philosophy From Bruno To Spencer by Benjamin Rand

Modern Classical Philosophers; Selections Illustrating Modern Philosophy From Bruno To Spencer

byBenjamin Rand

Paperback | January 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... at this stage, that, by long continued meditation, I may more deeply impress upon my memory this new knowledge. MEDITATION III OF GOD: THAT HE EXISTS I will now close my eyes, I will stop my ears, I will turn away my senses from their objects, I will even efface from my consciousness all the images of corporeal things; or at least, because this can hardly be accomplished, I will consider them as empty and false; and thus, holding converse only with myself, and closely examining my nature, I will endeavour to obtain by degrees a more intimate and familiar knowledge of myself. I am a thinking (conscious) thing, that is, a being who doubts, affirms, denies, knows a few objects, and is ignorant of many, -- [who loves, hates], wills, refuses, -- who imagines likewise, and perceives; for, as I before remarked, although the things which I perceive or imagine are perhaps nothing at all apart from me [and in themselves], I am nevertheless assured that those modes of consciousness which I call perceptions and imaginations, in as far only as they are modes of consciousness, exist in me. And in the little I have said I think I have summed up all that I really know, or at least all that up to this time I was aware I knew. Now, as I am endeavouring to extend my knowledge more widely, I will use circumspection, and consider with care whether I can still discover in myself anything further which I have not yet hitherto observed. I am certain that I am a thinking thing; but do I not therefore likewise know what is required to render me certain of a truth? In this first knowledge, doubtless, there is nothing that gives me assurance of its truth except the clear and distinct perception of what I affirm, which would not indeed be sufficient to give me the assurance that what I say ...
Title:Modern Classical Philosophers; Selections Illustrating Modern Philosophy From Bruno To SpencerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.54 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217317456

ISBN - 13:9780217317450

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