Outlines of logic and metaphysics

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byJohann Eduard Erdmann

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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. 1896. Excerpt: ... Gbirfc part. CATEGORIES OF FREEDOM. CONCEPT. I.--FIRST CHAPTER. SUBJECTIVITY. (Cf. § 152.) § 140. Freedom exists where one thing is, not by means of another, but by means of itself; where, therefore, instead of the highest form of necessity, of being-through one another exists, being through self or of self, to which the other conducts as to its necessary consequence.(1) Freedom as a logical category is not to be restricted to the sphere of spiritual phenomena/2) therefore does not coincide with personality, but with subjectivity, since it consists only in the carrying out of a subject or a principled The transition from the Second Part of the logic to the Third may therefore be termed the transition from substantiality to subjectivity, or also from causality to creatorship. As immediate thought thought everything as immediate, and mediated thought took its objects as mediate, so to bring under the categories of freedom means to consider freely. For the most part this occurs in philosophical thinking, for which, therefore, the first categories of freedom are inadequate, and only form the foundation/6) in that to it not subjectivity but exerted and completed subjectivity is the highest of things. Thought which has not yet risen thus high, but yet so high that to it happening-of-itself, i.e., what is termed evolution, is the highest category, may be called deductive, deriving, developing, or even genetic. With the logic of it, i.e., with a criticism of the categories which it applies, has our first chapter to do. (1) From the premises, A is through B, and B is through A, it necessarily follows that A is through A, therefore is causa sui in the positive sense of this term, while substance was so only in the negative sense. (§ 132, 2.) (2) It i...

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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. 1896. Excerpt: ... Gbirfc part. CATEGORIES OF FREEDOM. CONCEPT. I.--FIRST CHAPTER. SUBJECTIVITY. (Cf. § 152.) § 140. Freedom exists where one thi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021788072X

ISBN - 13:9780217880725

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