Realistic Philosophy Defended In A Philosophic Series Volume 1

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byJames Mccosh

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...phraseology of Kant, or, to employ more unexceptionable terms, arises at once from our looking at things, or is the reasoned result of a gathered observation. It is certainly experiential, as all our knowledges and beliefs are in the consciousness of the mind, but it is not experiential in the sense of needing induction and reasoning. It is intuitive in that we perceive it to be in the very nature of the thing. It can stand the tests of intuition, as these have been enunciated in the paper on the Criteria of Truth. We perceive objects directly as having power and acting causally. It comes in consequence to be necessary; we cannot believe it to be otherwise. We cannot be made to believe that there is an event without a cause, or a causal relation without a definite action being ready to follow. It is, thirdly, universal in that all men have the conviction. 1 " We are obliged," says Herbert Spencer in his First Principles, "to regard every phenomenon as a manifestation of some Power by which we are acted upon." Let him follow out this. Not that this is done without the competent and appropriate mental capacity, but this is neither less nor more than the faculty to perceive the thing, and what is in the thing. These perceptions may take several forms, such as primitive cognitions, faiths, and judgments: cognitions when we look directly on things, faiths when they are absent and yet we believe in them, and judgments when we compare the things known and believed in. Our perception of self and body having power is of the nature of a primitive cognition. Our conviction as to cause is more of the relation of a judgment in which we discover a relation. Except that I am not partial to the formidable nomenclature, I am willing to allow it to be called, with...

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...phraseology of Kant, or, to employ more unexceptionable terms, arises at once from our looking at things, or is the rea...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217747752

ISBN - 13:9780217747752

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